Hunter Passage 450
2/5 Tuesday, 73/54, sunny, E5 - The boat was the perfect soft, warm temperature when we woke up this morning. After breakfast, I placed two more parts orders and replied to an e-mail. Dobbs and I revised our 3-strand splicing class offering to be donation-based, held this Saturday afternoon in the lounge. We made up flyers and the folks at the office printed them out and hung them up for us.
Around 10:30am we rode to the hardware store for fasteners, with a brief detour to the Mercury 7 monument, and then grocery-shopped on the way home.
While I was making lunch, Norm from B-dock stopped by to request a rigging inspection on the Hunter Passage 450 he owns. We agreed to meet at 1:45pm. Dobbs and I spent the rest of the afternoon doing the inspection and talking with Norm.
Rich, a cruiser we met in Hilton Head, arrived today - he’s in slip C-122, aboard the Pacific Seacraft 34 Green Ayes. After stopping by Grace and finding us absent, he texted and I directed his attention to the masthead of the Hunter.
He walked over to say hello and we made plans to get together later.
Around 5:30pm Rich came to Grace for G&T’s and snacks, and we caught up on our adventures since we were last together in Hilton Head.
Chris stopped by to drop off some bushing washers he made for us, to install around the gooseneck toggle on his boat. He’s a machinist and he does very good work. I invited Chris to join us and he accepted. We talked for another hour, and then I excused myself to start on dinner.
Shredding the Boston butt roast pieces we brought home from the Super Bowl party, I made pulled pork barbeque sandwiches, topped with coleslaw. We each had a side of potato salad, also left over from Sunday. I haven’t made barbeque sauce or pulled pork before, and I’m real happy with how it turned out - melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
Spring must be coming - as the days slowly increase in length, bedtime is here before I’m ready, and we seem to have so much to do.