Saturday, May 7, 2016

Leaving Fuji...

For those of you who follow this blog you know I have a bestfriend named Fuji. He's my buddy and my pal!

With my departure date only 24 days away, I have been in a whirlwind of activity. From moving stuff on the boat, to packing, to repairs, to a wide assortment of projects... it has been a little crazy. All this craziness was making my buddy nervous and somewhat unsettled. Having just turned twelve, he prefers a regular routine of sleeping, eating, and a couple of other doggie things. Therefore, I called my mom in Tallahassee and asked her if he could come visit and stay with her for a few weeks while I finished readying for the move. She approved and we headed to Tally. He is now very happy, getting treats, sleeping, and enjoying mom's full time company as well as her dog, Bella.

When I left Tallahassee, I headed to Carrabelle to discuss with Dockside Marina having Annie put on the hard once I arrive in June and I visited the C-Quarters Marina where Annie will be docked when she eventually goes back in the water.

Carrabelle is a fishing village with mostly fishing boats and a few sailors. I actually like the small town atmosphere and old style Florida.

Dockside Marina is the only marina with a travel lift and a work yard. The rate is less than half the rate down here and I can frequently stay overnight. While on the hard, Annie's bottom and topside will be painted and she will finally get her name painted on. I may also finish her cap-rail repairs while she is out of the water and if I really get crazy, I will lower the v-berth.

I have purchased a dinghy that comes with a 4 HP outboard engine. I installed an outboard motor mount on Annie but I will not be able to finish it until I get the engine on Monday or Tuesday. Then I will cut and size the mount.

I am excited about finishing up everything and making the move, but leaving Fuji was harder than I thought. The boat doesn't seem like home without him here.

Fair seas and God bless.


  1. Just like people. When we get older, we just want to stick with our "routine".

    I'm sure Fuji will be glad to see you again too. At least you'll be able to focus on the necessary projects and get back to him.

    1. Thanks Dan. We do like to stick to our routines.

      I have so much to do that it's good Fuji is on vacation. It will be nice to see him again once the move is complete.