Well, weather permitting, Zoe is scheduled to hit the water on March 11. I had the stuffing box repacked and the cutlass replaced by our friends at Diversified Marine Service.
These are both jobs I could have handled if I were where the boat is. Trying to accomplish boat tasks from 6 hours away is difficult at best. I am planning on doing the bottom paint but even that has become a challenge. The paint requires 50 degrees to apply and at least 50 degrees during drying time. In order to accomplish this before the 11th, I am going to have to devise a tenting system with heat. I'll let you know how that works out.