Sunday, August 25, 2013

Preparation nearly complete

I have been on the Caribbean Reach for two weeks now. We have had the complete crew on board since August 20. God has assembled a fantastic team for this voyage. Everyone is working together to get things done. I know I  have a great team when the crew is waking up in the middle of the night to make lists, while I am sleeping peacefully! I could go on singing the praises of this team and at some point I will.

I have had eyes on every part of the boat from the top of the main mast to the bottom of the keel, from bow to stern, inside and out. I have a general idea of all of the systems on the boat. Thankfully I have a First Mate, Colter Scarborough, who has been on board for over two years, and a Chief Engineer, Jesse Harris, who just completed a rebuild of the main engine (671 Detroit Diesel with 220 horsepower).

I have never been on a boat with so much fresh water and electricity available. Of course we have back ups, but I am thinking I could get used to this.

Preparations have been a bit of a roller coaster ride, with plans changing every other day. God's timing is perfect. We will leave when we are ready. Today the plan is to leave on Tuesday, August 27.

You can Track us with Delorme. I will post that link soon.  We do have a Satellite phone for weather and emergency communication.

Please keep us in your prayers.

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