LAHOWIND » Just you, me, + the dog.

Lots of time + lots to do.

(Puerto Real, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico)

Even when you find yourself kicking back at an awesome marina in a small little fishing village, there’s still somehow plenty to do! Always. As everyone says, boat projects never end. And boy ain’t that the truth.

Luckily, we’ve found ourselves tucked into a comfy little slip at Marina Pescaderia where it’s always easier to tackle a to-do list when your not schlepping to and from shore via dinghy. And it sure is nice to not ‘have’ to really do any of these projects  since nothing is broken or technically in need of a fix. Preventative maintenance, if you will.

Plus, we’ve even been able to find some of the necessary parts/supplies right here in town, just steps away from the marina! The “boat parts” store had a fairly decent paint selection so we grabbed some oil enamel for the dinghy transom, and the local hardware store, even more surprisingly, had the exact hex head stainless bolt we needed for the bowsprit! Those two nifty finds gave us a nice head start on our list while we wait for our very first Amazon order to arrive in PR.

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Here’s our Jereme’s current running to-do list…and it looks like he’s making pretty decent progress so far. Wouldn’t you say?! :)))

  1. Clean solar panels
  2. Order more oil and ATF fluid
  3. Fill water tank
  4. Fill gas and diesel
  5. Strip teak (we’re going gray!)
  6. Fix broken flag halyard
  7. Fix wind instrument
  8. Repaint dinghy wood back
  9. Varnish spice rack and cockpit cup-holder
  10. Groom Oliver (okay, this one is a two-person job for sure)
  11. Clean bilge
  12. Replace bowsprit bolt
  13. Sharpie registration # on dinghy
  14. Top up water in battery bank
  15. Clean AC filter

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AmyJuly 23, 2014 - 11:55 pm

So apparently those Gasolina drinks are only available in PR, Florida and New Jersey! I has to ask google! Sorry to comment on the wrong post but I didn’t see a comment link on the other! loving keeping up with all your travels and happy you guys made safe passage to PR.

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