First night on our boat

We spend the first night on our boat, we were so excited:
Yesterday we drove from NJ to Colton Point Marina where we got handed our keys for the boat. Everything is installed and ready to move. Mark the friendly owner of the marina showed us all what we needed and of course presented us the final bill…

We have to say that the new heating system is extremely hot, so we should be safe for the winter. Before I went to bed I switched off all lights and instruments. I probably switched off the converter as well by accident. So waking up in the morning it was a bit cold.

I went to restart the heater and it was not producing heat. Then I realized that the batteries were down. We managed to re-charge the battery. Only problem is that I re-started the heater so many times that the controller locked both units. To solve that problem we have to get a control unit from the manufacturer, until then we are relying on the oil heaters which came with the boat. It is not as cosy as the proper heaters but we will survive.

Tomorrow the plan is to do a checkout with the boat and if everything is going well we can depart around 2pm (as this is high tide, the canal is very shallow).

Jolanda and I went for a little run on the island, we had a beautiful sunset.


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2 Responses to First night on our boat

  1. Nancy LeMoine says:

    This is such fabulous news!! Congratulations and best wishes…here’s to creating wonderful memories on Sky’s the Limit!
    All the very best,
    Nancy & Rob

  2. Rob LeMoine says:

    Fantastic news! Safe travels back to NJ. We continue to head south for warmer weather. We are in St. Augustine, FL right now. Misty has been running really great. You will love your Jefferson! Hope to see you both when we come up in the spring.



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