The Lists

Things left to do in Life:

  • Live long enough to see my son and daughter graduate from college.
  • Touch an iceberg from my boat.
  • Run a half-marathon and military-press my body weight.
  • Finish documenting the history of the Gearhart Knitting Machine Company.
  • Build a least one more big computer project from scratch.
  • Take care of my Mother.
  • Earn enough money to retire.
  • Construct the Northumberland map.
  • Construct the globe.

Biggest Successes:

  • My past work for the Harris Corporation.
  • My two kids.
  • Taking a mid-life break to go sailing.

The Boat to-do List, prior to launch:

  • Paint the mast and boom.
  • Paint the bulwarks.
  • Replace running rigging.
  • Fix epoxy cracks in hatch.
  • Exterior varnish.
  • Put engine back in commission.
  • Buy Cape Horn Windvane.
  • Sell the Cape Horn Windvane.
  • Intall remaining door latches.
  • Paint bottom.
  • Buy new stanchions.
  • Install new stanchions.
  • Find a marina or pier in NC?
  • Remove saltwater feed into sink pump.
  • Dingy Floor.
  • Paint Dingy.
  • New Batteries.
  • Refit Propane Tank Valves.
  • Clean up Propane Gauges.
  • Mount and Wire Ham Radio.
  • Windless Base.
  • Windless Grease.
  • Clean Bilge.
  • Seacock Maintenance.
  • Winch Maintenance.
  • Align engine to propeller shaft.
  • Machine-Polish Brass.
  • Re-paint inside of Dorade Vents.
  • Reinforce mainsail leech.
  • Zincs.
  • Clean anchor chain.
  • Make a simplier engine hatch.
  • Make a new tiller.
  • Barrier coat spot touch-up.
  • Remove varnish spots on deck.

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