Chesapeake Bay anchorage book and have it ready for distribution. Number one completed. Number two was actually several small projects to be completed before we headed out in the spring and begin the next phase of our cruise. With number one behind us, we started as soon as the winter weather would allow. It's been a cold wet winter here in northern Florida and many of the exterior projects just had to wait. But the break finally came; the clouds parted, the sun came out, the temperatures began to climb and the crew shouted "Hallelujah!"
Oil and filter changes, close inspection of the engine and generator, fuel filter changes and all of those normal maintenance items slowly came off the list. Although the maintenance on the engine and generator have been ongoing since we left Naples, based on our hourly usage, it's still kind of done on the fly. Since leaving Naples, Florida in December of 2012, we have put a total of 570 hours on the main engine and a whopping 1000 hours on the generator. A few months to catch up and give the boat a break was much needed.
same as those we did on the aft cabin windows some time ago.
Some other minor items have been checked off the to-do list and plans are in the works to begin the next phase of our cruise. Once a few commitments are finished in the next couple of weeks, Beach House and crew will once again be underway. In the mean time, a short cruise is planned on the St. Johns River to visit a bit farther south and do a shakedown before we shove off for distant shores. LOOK FOR ANOTHER BIG ADDITION TO OUR BLOG. Starting very soon, we will add video blogs to the mix. We are installing the new Garmin VIRB Elite HD Video camera and soon all of our followers will be able to ride along with Beach House and experience first hand what it's like to travel the waterways. We would very much like everyone's feedback on this new addition. We have set up a YouTube account for Beach House Publications and will be posting videos there also. The links will be posted here if we don't add the entire video to the blog. Remember, let us know what you think. Stay tuned.