Saturday, March 20, 2010
BOAT = Bring Out Another Thousand
Only 9 days left of full-time work and we're starting to worry more about our finances. Many of the jobs we have to do on Anhinga are costing much more than we had anticipated (despite hours of research online to find the best deals!). We will still go - regardless - but wish that boat-related things weren't sooooo pricey! The main jobs we need to do before departure are: replace the anchor chain (require 100 metres @ about $9.50 p/mtr), check (and maybe replace) the life raft, buy a comprehensive first aid kit, fix all our safety gear, fix the jib, install a new refrigeration system (mammoth job!), haul her out and do the anti-fouling etc. etc. There's really too many to mention!