The rigging inspection, boat survey and sea trial all went smoothly. In fact with a freshly painted bottom, 5KNOTS screamed through the water during the sea trial. It felt so good getting back on the water and I started to wonder what it would be like without 5KNOTS. Rather than schedule an immediate haul out, we kept 5KNOTS at the dock for a week while the prospective buyers waited for the survey report and decided wether to purchase her or not. Well they decided to go ahead with the sale so now we had to decommission 5KNOTS and ready here to be put back into the yard. Seemed like a bunch of work to ready her and then decommission her for just one day at sea. But, that’s what you have to do when buying/selling a boat. It is just more work for sail boats because you have to mess with the sails.
Once the sails and canvas were removed and back on the hard there wasn’t much more to do to ready 5KNOTS to stay on land for the new owners. Now boat less, we would not be sailing back to Florida and had to arrange flights and schedule for another COVID test prior to boarding the plane here in Grenada. We arranged to stay an additional week, relax, enjoy all the things we like to do in Grenada, say by to friends and take in another Hash. On our last day, I did all of my laundry as to not bring back a bunch of dirty clothes.