Under any other circumstance, having your boat located in the Florida Keys would be awesome. However, we were back in Tennessee and our boat was on the hard (out of the water on stands) waiting to be repaired.

As it turns out, if you are to break down in the Keys, doing it at the Marathon Marina & Boatyard is not a bad thing. The marina is well equipped and the staff there are amazing (thanks again Jules & Drew). They went beyond our expectations in making sure we had what we needed and helped with coordinating the subs that were doing the repairs.

We ended up on the hard for 28 days.  During this time Hurricane Matthew was heading towards the keys so everybody had to scramble to secure the boats and take as many as possible out of the water.  Thankfully, Matthew went east of the keys and hit just north of Ft. Lauderdale.  We dodged the bullet on this one since 5KNOTS was originally located in Ft. Lauderdale when we purchased her.  Thankfully we got out of there when we did.

Since 5KNOTS was going to be out of the water, we decided to take advantage of this and schedule as many repairs as possible while having the prop shaft replaced.  Along with the prop shaft we had an engine oil leak fixed, a couple of thru hulls replaced, oil change, added a 2000 GPM bilge pump and had the entire bottom soda blasted and repainted.