We spent our last few days in Grenada preparing the boat for haul out, getting it hauled, and tucking it into bed until we return in September. I won’t bore you with all the preparations, but here’s a quick shortlist: We gave away all perishable food and foods that would expire before we return; vacuum sealed all linens, clothes, and pillows in storage bags; cleaned, cleaned, and cleaned; emptied, opened, drained, or plugged everything else (such as through hulls, exhaust outlets, bilges, etc.; and Dave started the watermaker on a 5-day back flush cycle. Normally, you would empty your fresh water tanks, but we had to leave them filled for the back flush cycles. We were distinctly told by multiple official sources NOT to pickle the watermaker and, after all the problems we had after unpickling it from the first owners, we agree.
We took an evening off for one last chance at winning livestock at Prickly Bay Marina playing Bingo.
This young lady won a super cute and cuddly bunny.
Our friends on Love-Zur won a cash prize and all they had to do to claim it was dance.
Some else won my pig prize. Skunked again!
Slow Dancing was also hauled out at Grenada Marine and were getting some work done. On our last night before flying out (and after all the work was done), we met up with Dan and Melissa for a nightcap at the marina restaurant.
When I needed to wash my hands, I assumed I was considered an “Inboard.” Haha! Instead of blogging our end of season haul out, here is a short slide show. Below that is the slideshow from the beginning of the season when we were just starting to make our dream become a reality. Ah, the memories…