Well, we made it out of the water yesterday. It took awhile because we fell for that “we have a working pump-out station” story. We sat for three hours at the pump out station while five guys tried to get the pump-out pumping. A sixth guy was finally called for. He could not figure out the problem either. Finally, they broke the news to us – we can’t seem to fix it. How about we skip it and get you hauled out, they suggested. We agreed.
They got us in the slings and out of the water without incident. Foxtrot looked fine as we followed her up the hill to the boat storage area at the back of the property. The RAM crew power washed her bottom paint. The bottom paint was so bright she almost looked ready to splash. Ok, maybe not that good but definitely not bad. We looked for the ever-present blisters which develop in fiberglass after a lot of saltwater exposure. She did have quite a few small ones.
Randall spent almost all Tuesday grinding out the blisters. Foxtrot will just sit for this hurricane season and dry out. When we get back, we will fiberglass over the blister holes and then get new bottom paint on. Tomorrow, we will do some more inside cleaning and stowing and put a few things away on the topside. It is hot work. We are getting everything done this week so we can spent the last weekend up in the mountains in Antigua. We hear Fuego is erupting so that could add some excitement to our final weekend in Guatemala.