March 28, 2011-Countdown
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Servicing the Barient 532 3-sp
Today I finished servicing the winches. It’s been a while since I last had a look inside these monsters and I was pleasantly surprised; they were all still pretty well lubricated and reasonably clean. Still, going into eight winches, to clean and re-lube them all, is a slow and messy job.
But it’s done now, as is the refueling, propane refill, provisioning, chain stowing, dingy stowing, wind vane servicing, and a myriad of other preparedness tasks.
Basically it means we think we’re ready to sail to Africa on Thursday.
Judy asked, “What are we missing? How can we be so ready two days before departure that we have time like this and nothing major left to do?
“We must be missing something.”
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Last look at the Caudan Basin
So we went over to the La Sufferen Hotel where they have free WiFi and cold beer in the bar and downloaded some more music for the trip.
Oh! We’ve got to buy more wine.
It’ll be a good trip.
Fred & Judy, SV Wings, Mauritius