Seven days working on Mattina on the hard, followed by one day launching, and then another seven days commissioning gets her ready for traveling south.
Mattina hanging in the travel life always makes me nervous. The crew at St. Augustine are professional and take their time, and we launched safely.
Early mornings are a great time to get the sails up before the wind starts blowing. The sails are stored below during the summer, protecting them from sun and wind damage.
We hoisted the Genoa first.
Next up was the main.
The engines are maintained, the dinghy is operational, the fridge and freezer are keeping food cold, the BBQ is keeping us fed, the genset and solar panels are giving us power, the SSB is picking up Chris Parker (weather network), the Wi-Fi antenna is allowing us to access the internet, the water pumps are pumping, and we’re just about ready to leave the dock.
We won’t test the water maker until we are farther south and into clearer water, but I know it will work.
Next step, untie the lines and start heading south.
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