Thursday, June 19, 2008
First Edition, Relaunched
Almost a month to the day we arrived at Schroeder's, First Edition's work was completed and she was splashed. As soon as we started the engine, we realized the alternator was not charging the batteries. As another boat was in the sling waiting for us to clear out, we did not have time to address the issue while here, but Schroeder's guys showed up as promised the next day at Dozier's Regatta Point, the marina next door. This is an excellent marina with clean bathrooms and showers, as well as a loaner car (but no fuel). Mechanics determined we had a short caused by a cable burnt through by the engine. As it was blowing hard, and we had a dinner invitation from the boat docked next to us, we decided to stay another night.