It's been a busy few days with Intermezzo.
On Friday, Renee and I upgraded the main anchor chain. We swapped out 165 feet of 5/16" BBB chain for 300 feet of 3/8" G40 high test chain. The new chain is arguably too strong and too heavy, but it's what's supposed to be mated with our big Rocna 33 anchor. If nothing else it will help me worry less when we leave the boat anchored somewhere unmanned.
The chain swapping operation involved moving almost 800 pounds of chain around (we had to buy a 400 foot drum of new chain to get the best price and bring the old chain home). Thanks to Bob Hennessy at KKMI for letting us use the crane to get the drum on the dock. We're trying out brightly colored zip ties to mark lengths of chain so we know how much we are letting out when anchoring.
It's Monday night now. Renee stayed on the boat until this afternoon and then I gave her a high speed water taxi ride in the dinghy to a nearby marina where she grabbed the car we left there and headed back to work. She'll be back on Thursday. Until then, I'm hanging out, working on the boat in "paradise". Spent today wrestling with a malfunctioning marine toilet. Yuck.