We have officially taken over possession of the boat. Danny and his dad Gerald have vacated the premises, after doing a ton of work on it. They put in a new head (toilet) pump and replaced the wood around the entrance. They bought new locks and cleaned up the inside quarters.
After getting the grand tour, we walked back up the dock. The Zodiac is locked in place for our first trip out as independent owners. Gerald said, “Yesterday when we were working on it, I had a tear in my eye. You really get attached.” I’m sure we will!
Our solar shower arrived today too. It’s a big black bag with a shower nozzle. You fill it with water and leave it in the sun. The temperature can reach 50 degrees Celsius, according to the instructions! Ouch! Now we just need some sun….
In spite of the great efforts put in by Danny and Gerald, Tomahawk still needs a bit of work. Here are some things to do, off the top of my head:
- Clean the barnacles and other gunk off the motor
- Clean inside the boat
- Haul her out, clean the hull and apply anti-fouling paint (pricey!)
- Get and hook up a new power inverter
- Wax the cockpit
- Install the solar panel included in the sale
- Oh, yeah. Get a Pleasure Craft Operating Card (PCOC)
I’m sure there will be many, many more items added to this list over time.