OK. I promise that Chapter 5 is coming soon. I will address our insurance company problems and the last of the repairs.
The good news is: s/v Mollie Jean is fixed! There are two minor things to be done, but this boat floats and is ready for some sailing time. We are really looking forward to it. Thanks to the guys at True North, Stix n Riggin, and the Seabrook Shipyard.
On our last trip down, we went to the boat show and purchased a new 45lb Mantus anchor. Our next trip down will be to pick up 200′ of chain for the anchor, change all the filters and the oil, then take her out to the bay and go in circles to calibrate the autopilot.
We are currently getting new canvas installed along with a dodger and all the inside seats re-covered. When done, she will be “real purdy” and we will be ready to take a break from repairs and upgrades and enjoy her.