At any rate, after three Saturdays, many adjectives and a dozen emails - come to the conclusion that the installer in Florida installed the thermostats in the wrong position causing the faulty operation. We are back to having frozen margaritas again!
The other main task is to get Ambition ready for a mid September departure - yes we are heading south with her again into warm winter water. The first week of November - weather permitting we will be heading offshore from Portsmouth VA to the British Virgin Islands. We have signed up to travel with the ARC 1500 Rally. We are replenishing our spare parts inventory and also dramatically upgrading our onboard safety equipment to meet the Rally requirements.
Survival At Sea conference and Hands On Learning sessions have been completed as has the Red Cross CPR and First Aid courses successfully passed.
We also have squeezed in some sailing days on Lake Champlain. We are always impressed with how well Ambition sails even in the lakes light winds considering her weight.