We wake up early to watch the sunrise. We get a surprise and get to see the moon rise as well. It is still a little rough and there are thunderstorms in the forecast so we decide to go home and not play with the paddle board or dinghy.
We leave at 7:00am and see some storm clouds along the way, but they pass by us.
We get to Bonefish Marina at 11:00am. Joel helps us with our lines and there are balloons and streamers waiting for us.
After the boat is tied up in our slip we hook up the power cord and turn on the AC. It keeps stopping. I back-flush it and Fran sees lots of mud come out. Maybe this was our problem in Biscayne Bay.
When back-flushing, I accidentally leave a hose unconnected with the thru-hull open and before we notice we have a bilge full of seawater. Now we spend about an hour cleaning up. At least we have AC now.
Next we try to start the Honda. It sat there for three months. The battery is dead. I take it out and hook it to the charger. The next day I try it and it still won’t start. Eventually I take it to the auto store. They charge it and check it. It is still under warranty. I get a new battery. I put it in and it starts.
After a while someone tells me that the brake lights are on. This could explain why the battery wouldn’t charge. I see the problem. There is a switch on the top of the brake pedal that closes when you step on the brake and opens when you release the brake. The little spacer is broken, with pieces laying on the floor mat.
We take the Honda in to have the switch replaced. Things are almost starting to get back to normal, but we have a big pile of laundry waiting. Fran decides to use the washer/dryer on Questeria.
A while after the first load has started I go into the front head (laundry room) to look at something and I notice suds. The drain hose from the washer has come out of the drain and put soapy water all over the boat. Now we clean that up. At least its better than seawater.
By Saturday we feel we are starting to catch up. We still have a list of things to do, but we get a chance to relax a little.
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