"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

January 9, 2011

Jan. 7 - Little Pearl

We finally put our dinghy on the boat.  Stan still needs to finish some of the hardware that will hold the dinghy in place, but ropes did a good job of filling in for the weekend.  We took the boat out on Friday…it’s been two months since we have been out on the water.  Way too long.  We anchored out at Alamo Beach, lowered the dinghy and gave it a test run.  It worked great, very easy to launch and easy to haul in when we were ready to leave.  Stan even did a little fishing on it while I relaxed on the boat.  This is going to be a very useful dinghy.

I have ordered a stencil so we can paint the boat name and home port on the bottom of the dinghy.  It seems like there are a million little details to take care of, but we are getting closer to being ready to leave on our trip.

Little Pearl
Looking at The Pearl from Little Pearl

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