I’m starting to wonder if we’re still in the Florida Keys, or if we’ve unknowingly been teleported someplace like Seattle. The rain here has been non stop, There normally is a lot of rain down here, towards the end of hurricane season, but it’s kind strange for this time if year.
And we’re getting much more of it than I’ve seen since I’ve been living down here. There was so much water in the dinghy this morning that it almost sunk, when I stepped into it to bail it out.
This video is actually from a few months ago. The rain we’ve been getting this week
has been even worse, or at least sustained for much longer periods.
The Timing Couldn’t Be Any Better
It was just the day after putting my new batteries in that this weather started. I’ve been running the engine a few hours every day to keep them from draining too much. They didn’t even have a full day of sun to charge, before this weather started.
Now It’s Raining Inside The Boat
Last night I woke up to find my phone in a puddle of water on the dresser. Good thing it seems to do well against water, even though it’s not waterproof. The window on the front of the boat is now leaking too, and the water is running along the trim inside the cabin, and that’s where it’s dripping.
Working In The Rain
I was planning on finally pulling the rudder out and repairing it today, since the winds were finally going to calm down. Now it looks like it’s going to rain all day. I guess I can, but I really don’t feel like working out in the rain, if I can avoid it. At Least I won’t need to use any of the water aboard to rinse off.
The hatches on the other hand, will have to wait. I can’t really fix any of these leaks until it stops raining, which looks like it might not be until Thursday. So I guess we’re going to be trapped inside for another few days. Only now we’re going to be getting rained on anyway.
I guess I better do a fuel run, before it starts up again. Maybe it’s time to add a wind generator to that boat list. What do you think is the best way to keep your batteries charged, when there’s no sun for days?