Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Another day in paradise

A view of the floor of the galley with Laurent on the right. That's his
head underneath the floorboard in a space just wide enough for his head.
The next day they decided to just remove the floor board.
The post heading is what Laurent says many mornings as he starts his day, usually before 8:30 a.m. He is the project manager/jack-of-all-boat-trades in charge of fixing many of the things that need fixing on the boat. Laurent is very knowledgeable, competent, and charming (with an adorable French accent). And he and the Just Catamarans crew has done a great job so far. But every day that we see him is another day that the boat isn't finished.

That list includes putting in new heads (toilets), a new stove, a new SCUBA compressor, a new barbecue grill, and new wiring for the electronics. The air conditioner, freezer and auto-pilot need fixing.

Then there are the things that we keep discovering that weren't done right. The faucet in the galley (kitchen) had the wrong size supply line hose which turned into a several day adventure because Kohler has proprietary supply lines that the previous installers decided to chop through. The main sail has mismatched cars and tracks (when I asked Matt to describe the problem he said, "expensive"). The list goes on.

Good thing Matt can fix things or we would be bleeding money at twice the rate. All that home renovation  we did translates well to boat renovation. You would have thought we had learned our lesson though.

We do see the light at the end of the tunnel (hopefully it's not a train). In the meantime, we're doing our part to support the economy. You're welcome.

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