Wednesday, October 31, 2018

One More Day Until We Launch


It was a productive day getting Intermezzo ready to launch on Friday. I prepped and painted the saildrives with special anti-fouling paint, cleaned and lubricated the gears of the Gori folding propellers and replaced their zinc anodes. Then it was into town to pick up gear oil for the saildrives, which I'm going to change tomorrow, the final must-do task before the boat goes into the water.

I've arranged to have a few guys from the boatyard help me launch the boat, mainly needed for fending off the concrete sides of the travelift slip. A potential crew member, Roy, has offered to help me bring the boat to Marina Palmira which I greatly appreciate as I like to have a person on the boat to handle lines when docking rather than rely on helpers on the dock.

I saw my first Baja sunset this evening while walking to dinner along the malecón. I've missed them. I've taken so many pictures of them, so I decided to hold off this time and just enjoy looking. I had a great dinner at Restaurante Bismark, one of my favorites in La Paz, a delicious clam soup followed by chile relleno stuffed with seafood, washed down with a Bohemia beer. Yum. Couldn't finish it all, so I have tomorrow's dinner in the fridge.

Saildrive before
Saildrive after