After spending nearly three weeks working on Anui we finally left The Boat Works on 20 January to start our long awaited shake down cruise to Port Macquarie.
It is really hard to make your mark when the boat you have acquired is so aligned to your own taste, so close to what you would choose if you had constructed it yourself. How do you to it? Do you need to do it? Who is making a mark on whom?
Getting the work done on Anui is a demanding time. As usual with boating maintenance, things end up taking longer than planned, unexpected discoveries throw up challenges and we will end up staying in the wet berth at The Boat Works for 10 days, not 5. Costs build, but we are locked in and just have…
Our first week of Anui’s ownership has been a mix of lots of work and a little bit of play. First we had the move, which took a few days. Then we turned our attention to maintenance before feeling we could go and have some fun.
A couple of posts ago we dropped our bombshell about hoping to have found a successor to our beloved Take It Easy. Well after the longest two weeks ever we are delighted to announce we are the very proud owners of Anui, a 52ft (15.9m) Crowther with dagger boards.
It is maintenance time for Take It Easy and as usual there is always more to do than you thought, it takes longer than you would like and costs more than you planned to spend! Boats are holes in which to throw money and the annual haul out is a particularly scary time.