Two New Goals

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We just got the last major safety purchase crossed off the list this weekend and mounted our new epirb.

I now have two new goals:

1) Leave before the battery expires
2) Never, ever have to use it. Ever.

Yep, life is good if we can just do those two things 🙂

While registering our epirb, I spent some time reading through the rescue stories on the ACR website. I probably read one too many. My take away was whales like to jump into boats. After filling up on true-life disaster stories, I moved onto renewing our insurance. No, not because I was reading disaster stories but because it really was the next item on my to-do list. I probably did reviewed a bit closer though! Interestingly we have pretty darn good “named wind storm” damage year-round anywhere we want, we just can’t sail through a pod of humpbacks as our insurance will not cover any damage from “marine life”. Hmmm…maybe there is a reason? So after a few hours of immersing my self into s#!t happens scenarios, Keith and I had plenty of interesting dinner conversations when he got home from work. They ranged from how to jury-rig our battery bank if it were ever to be submerged (half of our bank is located pretty high above the water line) to permanently installing our 6000 g/hr emergency sump pump in the bilge (to be run by Honda generator). You know, just some relaxing chit-chat after a long day at work.

Kai, on the other hand, oblivious to the potential dangers of the world enjoyed wrecking havoc in his own blissfully carefree way by running through the wild flowers weeds.

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5 thoughts on “Two New Goals

  1. Hello from Arkansas.

    Enjoyed reading about your new purchase. I believe that you goal may not be close enough.

    I will be down this week to put an eye on Lucky. Love to see ” y’all” or youse guys. I am currently in Detroit.

    By the way Nerf footballs make great damage control plus they are soft yet firm enough to stay together for a run to a safe harbor.

    Sent from Nolan’s phone

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    1. Glad to hear you will be down! Yep, we have squishy cone wedges on board already. I’ve also heard the toilet wax rings can seal up some messes too, we haven’t added that onboard yet though.

  2. I felt the same way about spending so much money on a liferaft! It is the most expensive thing I have ever bought that I hope I will never have to use! Love the smile on your dogs face! Did you know that ‘Kai’ means food in Maori? (Its the New Zealand native language) Have fun and I look forward to following your adventures. 🙂

    1. Kai also means ocean in Hawaiian and Japanese, dog in Cornish, and strong in Burmese. But “food” as in loves food will fit him well too:)

      Yeah, we would rather spend the money on paddleboards and dive gear than an item We hope to never even use once, but somethings just have get done-just in case.

      By the way, six years will go fast!

      1. Can’t come soon enough – have had enough of working today! Arraghh! Great tip from Nolan, I am going to dig out one of the kids Nerf balls to put on the boat! Have fun!

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