Moored Sailboat Becoming Livable, Even For Birds
Maldague finally got batteries installed, although power was still delayed while waiting for the battery charger. With the batteries came running water since the water pump was fully functional. The solar panels were supposed to have arrived on the 18th.
The next task is to install the lights, make sure the ventilation system works and to connect the toilet pump.
Maldague explains that a new boom is being constructed for the sail since the last one broke in two after a strong sail swing under the previous owner. A welder will fashion it from pieces of the previous boom and pieces salvaged from junkyard boats.
In other news, two beautiful yellow, black and white birds have made their home in Maldague's anchor hatch. Maldague had no choice but to remove the nest but not long after, the birds had constructed another nest near the front sail furler which obviously also had to be removed.
Maldague is currently working on getting his sailboat, Tsamaya, sea-worthy and, once so, plans to continue his human-powered journey from Belize by sailboat, across the Caribbean to the country of Guyana.