New valves for HVAC and anchor wash down rinse - 2021

 Went to Marine Exchange the other day and got a few "marine grade PVC valves" to replace the ones from Home Depot. They are below the water line so they really should be marine grade. One is behind a bronze valve so if it is closed it would not be a problem. However, it is for the freshwater rinse on the anchor wash down pump and that bronze valve is open for months at a time so if the HD pvc valve broke it could flood the boat. So, any way we are upgrading our anchor fresh water rinse pvc valve (for putting the boat away for Summer) and on the HAVAC systems, two bleeder valves that are below the water line.


New 3/4" Groco valve purchased for HVAC - 2022

We purchased a new Groco 3/4" ball valve from Marina Exchange to replace a worn ball valve we have been using on the stateroom HVAC. It is a start. We will be replacing a few more valves also. They are easier to get here in the US and a lot less $$. Marine Exchange did not have any Groco half inch valves in stock though.

New Sea of Cortez: A Cruiser's Guidebook purchased - 2022

Sea of Cortez: A Cruiser's Guidebook, 4th Edition Spiral-bound – October 1, 2021.We purchased this from Amazon. We are planning on sailing up to the SoC this season after sailing South for a while. Our old Sea of Cortez Cruiser's Guidebook we shall sell. We just want to be up-to-date and have the proper tools and get the most out of our cruising season.

Battery Alternator Tester purchased - 2022

Cartman 12V Car Battery Alternator Tester, Test Battery Condition & Alternator Charging, LED Indication. We purchased this for trouble shooting the alternators on our Beta Marine motor. This will be handy when out on the water in a seaway for a quick look at a problem. Also it will work on our car if need be.

Another inflatable AERE fender purchased 10x26 - 2022

 We liked this fender we purchased last year so we purchased another this year. It should take care of our fender needs. We do not like hanging them off our boat while cruising and these we can store easily. 

Scale purchased for the head - 2022

Etekcity Smart Scale for Body Weight, Accurate Digital Bathroom Weighing Machine with Body Fat Percentage Water Muscle BMI for People, Bluetooth Electronic Body Composition Monitors, 400lb
 Now i need to keep better tracking of my weight. It used to be that the notch on my belt would tell me what I wanted or did not want to know. Now I need to be more accurate. So one for the head and one for "house sitting" as each house has a different one or none.

Upgraded our binoculars - 2022

 While here in the US we just upgraded our binoculars with "Hooway" Floating, Waterproof Marine binoculars with compass and rangefinder. The rangefinder will be nice for finding the distance to fish pens, mooring balls, rocks, boats etc after or while dropping the hook.