Friday, February 25, 2011
Going on the hook
It looks like we are getting closer to moving on. Soon we will be living on the hook, getting the masts put up and venturing out to sea. Before this can happen though we have ran across a small problem. The masts that we thought were good for the boat, aren't. We were going to do deck step masts instead of the original keel step. But after long discussion and debate we have changed our plans. So back to doing keel step. Only problem is that the 2 masts we have, only one will fit now. With the deck step method we would have needed the main mast to be 40' over deck and the mizzen mast to be 30' over deck. So with the new plan the main mast will become the mizzen and the other will get sold to go towards a new/used 50' mast. Plus we are still on the hunt for solar and wind power. Wish us luck! Matthew is going to need it especially. That poor guy has to deal with my uncomprehending of power on a boat. My biggest obstacle of misunderstanding seems to come with all the creature comforts like a hair dryer, toaster oven and refrigeration. Oh and I guess you can add computers & music too, lol. I had to apologize for my ignorance of the concept when we got our new toaster oven. I said "man, this toaster oven is bigger then our now non working oven is. Why don't we just get rid of the oven, buy a gas stove top and we'll be set?!". His response was some what frustrating to my ears I guess which was "It takes too much power when on the hook. People survived without these things before hand". Of course my response back was "But other people do it. Why can't we? I don't want to live like we are in the 1800's". Then I got that look. The one of "your so cute" but it's beginning to get old explaining this concept to you look. All I could say was "I'm sorry you have to deal with my incomprehension of the concept" of course he just laugh and smiled. Hopefully one day soon we will be able to sort this out and I will be able to bake a cake on the hook. Until then we will just have to do our best.