Gordy, Gary and ken spent three days at various Grenada marinas getting the Grateful Red in the water for the 2013 season. A successful splash and sail to Union Island, Tobago Cay and back to Port Louis, Grenada was too eventful for pictures. The Grateful Red sail drive failed – could only go forward and only at four knots. docking at four knots draws a crowd. A bottle of Kopke port was drank after ordering a new sail drive from Sweden.
The new Grateful Red sail drive from Sweden got hung up in St. Marteen so when Ken arrived, no sail drive, no motor and little action. Call to Volvo US. Fedex and a credit card, new sail drive in three days. With tons of help from Kyle, Garrett, Kristi and Charlie – a five day visit by instrument guru Paul and seven days of work – plus a Kyle-organized blender party – the Grateful Red was splashed at 3PM, new sail drive test run for an hour and then departure at 4PM on an overnight to Trinidad for Ken\’s birthday and Charlie’s successful summer intern internet interview.
Last sail for this season and with the nephews – Charlie, Girlfriend Kristy, Kyle and Garrett. A really fun crew and as luck has it, the boys met up with a great twenty-year old British sailor that “fit” into our crew. to monitor this group, Ken and Steve were on the crew. Half-way to Grenada, the Grateful Red made another stop at Union Island – the party island – for Charlie’s 21st Birthday
See you on the Water