We are at about the half way point of our annual yard period. We are scheduled to launch back in the water in two weeks! Once launched we will have two weeks for sea trials before heading to the Caribbean. There are hundreds of tasks and checks that will need to happen between now and then. The crew is doing a good job of keeping things moving at a proper pace. Here are some update photos showing some of the different jobs happening.
After covering over 12,000 nautical miles in the last 13 months, it’s time for Warbird to undergo some repairs and maintenance. Warbird went into Lauderdale Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale for its annual service period. During this time we perform scheduled maintenance, make repairs, upgrade systems, and reset the boat for another year of great cruising. In addition to hundreds of smaller tasks that will be completed, the following is a list of some of the larger items we are planning to complete.
1) Delivery another round of supplies from the US.
2) Fill and deliver over 200 gallons of gasoline in forty 5 gallon containers.
3) Verify the best location of our SATCOM equipment.
4) Evacuate any locals on the ground.
5) Be back in the air heading home by 1100.
The crew was lucky enough to be treated to a fresh Lobster dinner in Port Hood. It was a good time to unwind!
Warbird left Port Hawkesbury this morning for our first destination of St. Peters. This town is located on the Bras D’Or Lake. This is a large lake surrounded by Cape Breton Island. In order for Warbird to enter the lake from the south we had to go through the St Peter’s lock. Once through the lock we moored for the evening at St Peters Marina.