Weather is awesome this weekend. Mom, Valerie, and I decided to do an over-night in Narrows Inlet. I spent some time getting the boat ready (ie packing tools away and loading some food etc).
I found that the large folding table (folded down) made for a nice seating bench (for 3) while at the helm – nice! I love flexibility.
We arrived at the Narrows Inlet ‘out station’, just, after dark. The spot light decided to not work so I had to find it ‘by feel’. The spot light worked when I tested it in the boathouse so I am thinking – bulb or fuse. No moon in sight but the stars lit up the sky.
We decided to test out the dining in the wheel house with the large table (unfolded and with 2 folding chairs). This turned out well. The heat came up from the galley and kept us warm as we played cards after dinner.
Valerie and Mom made dinner while I got the generator set up on the dock. Mom and I did cleanup.
I turned the stove down and left it on all night. I was going to keep the generator running all night but decided that we did not need the space heater in the forward cabin so I turned it off before going to bed.
Mom was up early while Valerie and I did not get up until we sensed that the sun was about to reach us. The whole place warmed up immediately when the sun got to us. So much so that we opened the doors.
Valerie made breakfast and Mom and I did cleanup. The smell of bacon, the sun warming everything up, and awesome mountain views… was so perfect.
The tide was going out and there was a lot more tidal flow then I have seen there in the past. I decided to use the ropes to get the boat into a better position to leave. Less drama. Even still – it took me two tries to get away.
Spot Light – this turned out to be a faulty bulb. The bulb actually looks fine but I tested it using a portable 12v source and it fails to work. I guess I will try another bulb and hope that its as simple as that.
Waste Holding Tank Pump-Out – I ran the pump until I heard the pump noise change and I guess this caused a greater draw which blew the 15amp fuse. I seem to recall that they are rated for a tad more than 15amp. I replaced with another 15amp – at least for now – and it works again.