Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Continuing to Make Progress

Finally, March has arrived. The light at the end of the tunnel is visible.  With a visit to Bristol Marine last week, the progress toward readying Atalanta is evident.  The Fisher Panda Gen-set is installed and running.  This was a major project requiring a new footing for the unit, redesigning the electrical system, redoing the fuel connections, and designing an exhaust system that would work.  In addition, the Spectra 300 Watermaker is installed and ready for action.  This will be a major addition to Atalanta once she is in the warm clear waters of the Caribbean next winter.  We are in the process of installing a new fresh water toilet in the aft head which will make it all more pleasant.  The progress on the sole (floor) of the boat has been good with 5 large pieces currently being refinished in the basement.  Next we are changing out interior dome lights with LED to conserve on electrical draw and adding a second compressor to enhance our refrigeration.  Lots of projects and thanks to the help of Bristol Marine, they seem to be falling in place.

Some have asked about the name Atalanta.  I have listed a few URL's that provide a great overview of the Myth and character of Atalanta. Hope you enjoy them.

Finally, one giant step toward leaving for our Caribbean adventure occured last week.  Kay announced her retirement from the Waitsfield School.  After more than 25 years of service to the Waitsfield community, Kay announced her plan to retire.  I know she will be missed by her colleagues and students as she has become such a part of their lives, given them so much of her talent and love, and dedicated herself in a way that exemplifies what a teacher can be.  Hats off to Kay for a job well done!

Stay tuned for more as we get closer and closer to launching Atalanta in April.  Below are photos from our recent car trip to Charleston, SC (where we plan to land in November and December 2013).

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