Chapter 1 of this adventure took us from Mattapoisett, MA to Cuttyhunk, MA to The Thimbles, CT to Port Washington, NY, down the East River alongside NYC, past the Statue of Liberty to Atlantic Highlands, NJ to Cape May, NJ to Bohemia River, MD to Queenstown, MD to Little Choptank River, MD to Colonial Beach, VA to Belle Haven/Alexandria, VA to Capital Yacht Club in Washington, DC!
We purposely bought a boat that was very stripped down of systems, so we could decide on and add our own. Over the past nine months, Michael completely re-did or added everything: electrical systems (solar panel, batteries, inverter, wiring), plumbing systems (water maker, hoses), electronics (GPS, radar, radios, network), safety equipment (EPIRBS, man-overboard pole, Lifesling and ring). LOTS of new systems to test out :) Ironically, the ONLY 3 pieces of original equipment we kept were the three Raymarine systems (Depth, Wind and Autopilot)--the three that got fried from lightening our first night in the Chesapeake!
On to Chapter 2: Marina and City Life in DC!