Saturday, July 2, 2016

June 29, 2016 Pirate's Point restaurant with boaters

This morning, we had Rocky, the boat yard owner, raise our stern just a bit to help the remaining diesel fuel flow into our bilge.  We had noticed that the stern was lower when they first put it on the stands.  Anything round would roll across the counter.  But it wasn’t enough to throw off or equilibrium, so we didn’t bother to change it.  They can crank the stands a couple times to raise them without having to reset the keel, but not much.  We thought even a little bit would help. 

Today, we decided to have lunch with Larry and Rosie at Pirates’ Point, a couple miles from the boat yard.  It is beside the gas station where we bought diesel fuel.  They recommended their fish tacos.  We ran into another boater there, Jim, who joined us.  He also owns a Beneteau.  He and Dave have been comparing systems and swapping stories.  Just as we were about to leave, another couple came in that knew Larry and Rosie.  Steve and Justina, pronounce you-steen-ya.  She was Polish.  They seemed to be in 30’s and had been looking at a boat to buy in the boat yard.  They were interesting to talk to.  It was Steve’s birthday, so Rosie and Justina were whispering and planning.  The restaurant didn’t have cake, so Rosie went to the convenience store and bought Hostess Twinkie cupcakes and ice cream.  They surprised Steve and we sang Happy Birthday to him.  We ended up getting back to the boat about 4:00.  I guess that’s what you do in the middle of the day at a hot boat yard in Georgia in June. 

We did accomplish something after that long lunch.  Dave emptied the dingy.  Then we put a pallet under our boat and moved the dinghy onto it to store it upside down.  We are concentrating on what needs to be done to leave the boat for a few weeks. 
dingy under the boat along with the stands that are adjusted to support the boat

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