Saturday, March 14, 2009

Majuro Update

Remember I said we were getting a new dinghy? The old one has all the glue holding it together coming loose. Yesterday I just got the letter from my dinghy sales man. It had a check to pay the freight on the NEW replacement dingy they are giving me on warranty. I still can't hardly believe they are replacing it again.

It turns out that the first Extreme Cat dinghy was a 2006 model. They had a problem with the glue. It comes loose when it get hot. The previous owner of the company replaced it wait another 2006 model! The current owner of "AMI Boats" noticed this and said he would make sure the new one is a 2008 with no known problems. He even offered to pay the freight charges all the way to the Marshals!

We went to an after school project at the local co-oprate elementatry school. A lady, Sally makes hand made glass beads for doing beadwork crafts. she brought some to give to the teachers and mothers that were interested. Trinda took here bead and necklace supplies too. I took some wire and made a few names. They really wanted beads on them, so I finally did a few for them. I hate beads! It makes the wire hard to get into the pliers. Oh well, they all loved them and we had fun.

Today Trinda is teaching a local gal (Susan) how to sewe smocking for the blouses she made in Kiribati. They met in the laundry mat last week. We were going over there yesterday, but Susan's mother came in on the plane from one of the outer islands and she spent all day at the airport waiting for her.

I snuck out to play with the internet. It is really slow, this being Sunday here I guess everyone is home playing internet games???

The other day spike on a catamaran decided to repain his bottom anti fouling and asked for help. I volunteered for beer and pizza! Ha, I actually had to help with the paint too! During the full moon, the tide here goes in and out about 6 feet, so he simply found a sandy beach and went aground as high as he could during high tide (4:00 in the morning). We showed up about 9:30 and put the paint on. Then around 6PM he was able to float off with new paint. I wish it was that cheep and easy to paint the bottom of the Katie Lee!


  1. I guess you will just have to build some stands that you can put in the water to do the same thing. You could paint a real good part of the boat that way. How much draft do you have?

  2. Good to hear from you. I have your package about ready to send. Is there anything else you would like to have? I will write more soon. Love you Sherry