Sunday, February 16, 2014

San Diego: a seven glass night

        Three friends from out of town were aboard GANNET last sunset and they all brought wine with them, preferring inexplicably to drink something that came from a bottle rather than a box.  This, with a touch of Laphroaig, resulted in a GANNET record seven glasses.  Actually two crystal glasses for the Laphroaig, and five plastics.  I even brought out my good plastic, wine glasses bought at the Milwaukee Museum of Art shop.
        I enjoyed the company and hope a good time was had by all.


        The Torqeedo is on the stern.  A duffle bag of painting supplies has been moved from the dock box to the cockpit.  In preparation for the haul out tomorrow to antifoul.  Pointlessly I even checked the weather forecast.  No surprise:  it is going to be fine.  Tomorrow.  Tuesday.  Wednesday.  Forever.
        Assuming nothing unusual appears when GANNET is lifted, and assuming the yard gets her out of the water in the morning, I expect the little sloop to be back in her slip with two coats of black International Ultra on her bottom on Wednesday. 
        The only unknown is how long it will take me to remove with Acetone the four remaining diamonds of VC17.  If this proves impossible, I’ll paint over them no matter the manufacturer’s warnings.
        If you check the tracking page

GANNET should be a couple hundred yards/meters SSW at the 0000 UCT Tuesday/1600 San Diego time Monday position report.