We are continually making a list and checking it twice, getting ready for the next cruise. On the top of that list is a new dinghy with an outboard to skip around the anchorage and make far off treks to better snorkeling spots. (Read: bigger fish and lobster) We had met a captain on a really nice 28 footer in Morgans Bluff and on his foredeck he kept an Achilles 270 RID. It was awesome to watch as the sprite sized dinghy skipped along the harbor. Powered by a 4hp 4 stroke he would hit over 15kts. We just have to have one. Now that we have full time internet again we have found the Achilles 240 RID. WOW there could actually be space on the foredeck during passages.
Then yesterday we got an email from some new friends on another Vega. Grant and Amelia aboard s/v Velocir, whom we gave a heads up to s/v Wee Happy as they brought their new larger s/v Way Happy down the eastern seaboard to be on the look out for. Although we never got a chance this season to meet them in person we have been following each others blogs and now swapped emails. Seems they are going the Walker Bay route now and asked for our input. Well there is no reason to keep it just among ourselves so if you are interested in an eight foot Walker Bay dinghy this is our input after a year and a half of living with it and no motor.
We are also modifying our rear bimini and railing to be more like a cross between a new tower and s/v Velocir's. Of course we want a "Peter Box" for our propane (s/v Sin Tacha) . We want a wind vane like on s/v Mini Pearl. The fridge just like on s/v Whisper that started the whole Vega thing for us. We also want to get our cockpit lids just like Richard on s/v Rebecca had them! And so on and so on, with all this blue water under the neighbors boats! Oh wait Richard's boat is our boat!