The first things I’ve started on by remote control are:
- Dinghy checkout – The rub rails are delaminating and I’m having it checked to see if its worth it to get fixed, or just replace it. – Annapolis Inflatables
- Bottom paint removal – I’m going to try the soda blasting on this one – Gale Force Blasting
- Bow thruster – I’ve going to go with a Yacht Thruster and have Port Annapolis Marina install it – Yacht Thruster/Port Annapolis
- Essential mechanical items from the Survey – Karl’s Marine Engine Service
- Winterizing/Shrink Wrapping – Pat Teeling
All of the vendors come highly recommended by people I trust. It really helps, too, to have Jennifer Hines and Dave van den Arend as friends to help coordinate on the ground. The goal is to have the boat in the water by the beginning of May so I can enjoy it while I’m on leave. I’m kind of torn between having people work on the boat, and wanting to do the work myself. I would rather do the work so I’m saving everything but the essentials or very time consuming projects for later.