Friday, November 08, 2013

Making Progress

We are making progress on the boat.  Yesterday we finished installing the new back window in our bedroom cabin.  The old window was so old and glazed!  The bottom is getting painted today so we should be ready to splash early next week.

Old Back Window

New Back Window

Can't wait to see the ocean from this window.  Cheers

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Boat Yard Blues

Ka'imi on the Hard

We are still in the boat yard finishing up projects.  We have to put in our new back window, install the radar on our mast, running the wire for the windlass, getting the bottom painted and probably 100 other things! 

We had great reunions with our families in California, Reno and Tahoe and our first vacation together in about 5 years now back to boat work so we can get out of here. 

Cheers Mike and Kim on Ka'imi

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Mike & Kim Get Married

Sunday, August 25, 2013 we got married.... barefoot...on Smather's Beach in Key West, Florida.  It was an exceptional day!!!  Nothing fancy, nobody even knew except a few family members, it was just Mike and I and those performing the ceremony.  It was a picture perfect day :).   We made our way over to Schooner Wharf Bar immediately afterwards for some celebratory Bloody Marys.  We were married through Surprise in Paradise they performed a really beautiful ceremony.

 We are quitting our jobs at the end of September and will finish up the projects to the boat.  We should be ready to sail by February. 

Mike and I are ecstatically happy and looking forward to resuming our as Mr. and Mrs. Leonard.

Cheers Mike and Kim

Friday, August 30, 2013

Soon the Adventure Resumes

Dolphins in Sister Creek, Marathon, FL
We have been working, playing and doing boat projects in the Florida Keys since 2009.  We are completing the last few projects and getting ourselves ready to start cruising again!  FINALLY :).  If all goes well this is our last summer season here in the Keys.

We've enjoyed our stay but are so ready to set sail again.  This time Ka'imi will be in tip top shape.  Some of the improvements we have made include:

New pulpit
Sister Creek, Marathon, FL

New radar
Refrigerator overhaul
New ports
New water maker
New rear window
New hatches
Shower re-glassed
Lifelines redone
New water heater
New heat exchanger
Re-wire windlass
55 lb Rocna Anchor :)
and many, many, more!

Egret sitting on our Dinghy while on the Mooring Ball
So very soon we will set sail and head to the Western Caribbean. 

Cheers and fair weather,

Mike and Kim

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