A break in the weather would be nice. It is cold. Too cold for this couple!
That said, the boat is cruise ready and we've even had a "cuppa" on board. Sunday, the 30th, we went out and tested the autopilot which works well now that we remember how to operate it. We took the opportunity to test towing the Nutshell Pram.Tows like a dream. When I get her freshened up after this rough season in the boat yard she will both look and tow even better.
On a recent weekend, Grandson Z helped Norm with some boat chores aboard. The young fellow is enthusiastic, to say the least. When it was time to go, he hauled the pram alongside, got aboard, and asked to row. The wind was blowing pretty hard. I said "Yes." Why not? He did it with a huge smile on his face. Norm didn't touch an oar.
A Florida friend just got title to a Yankee 30 sloop located in Chatham. E and Norm helped out by carting the boom, sails and cushions from the former owner's house to the boat. It was a big job. This is half of the total job. Hope to see Wayne and his new boat cruising this next summer.