Today I started with the medications I'd received the day previously and hope that the antibiotics don't mess up my system too much. Since it was Tuesday and the roads shut down early due to the street fair I needed to get going early - and since I didn't make it ashore until it was late I opted to work on the boat and give the car (and credit-card) a respite. I worked on trying to get my Xantrex battery monitor synchronized with that actual setting; I'd thought that correcting the Peukert value in the monitor would do the trick, but unfortunately the monitor was still off by 80Ah after 9 days. I used the generator runtime to hook up my 230V to 110V converter in order to drive the Dremel tools that I have and make the cutouts for the boat speakers fit the new acquisitions. After just a bit the fuse inside the converter blew, and the spare fuse also blew (before I hooked anything up). I'll have to get replacement fuses and hope that the device had just run hot. I could run the little Dremel tool off the 12V DC cigarette plug inverter, but that would also do a soft-reset every 10-15 seconds so it took quite a while to get the speaker holes sized appropriately, but once I'd waterproofed the installation with silicone and fired up the stereo the sound was very nice in the cockpit and I hope that they last longer than the originals.
I went ashore after dark and walked up and down the street, then got a comfy seat facing the road at the dinghy dock and had two Presidente beers while watching the local fauna walk by. Later on I was joined by a Canadian couple who were staying at one of the villas above the Grand Case Beach Club and we talked for a very long time; before I knew it, it was midnight and I was feeling the medication and the lack of food so I headed back aboard Zanshin for a little snack and some sleep.

Original speaker enclosure The old cutout and the markings for the new rectangular areas to be removed.
(2014-01-28 11:38:41 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/320s] ISO 200)
Original speaker enclosure
New Speakers installed The new speakers after installation and sealing. The sound it quite nice, and I hope that they will hold up better than their predecessors.
(2014-01-29 13:50:45 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/7.1, 1/400s] ISO 100)
New Speakers installed
Temporary LED attachments I used constrictor knots to temporarily affix the LED to the underside of the cockpit.
(2014-01-28 17:01:10 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/200s] ISO 200)
Temporary LED attachments
New vs. Old LED lights The new lights are white while the old ones are warm white plus the UV-yellowed covering.
(2014-01-28 17:59:54 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/20s] ISO 200)
New vs. Old LED lights
Wakeboarding sharp turn This corner was a bit too sharp for the 3 guests on the wakeboard.
(2014-01-28 17:02:26 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/16.0, 1/100s] ISO 200)
Wakeboarding sharp turn
Dinghy dock in Grand Case The dinghy dock (with missing beach sand) seen from one of the LoLo's (Locally-Owned-Locally-Operated)
(2014-01-28 19:31:07 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/3.5, 6/10s] ISO 1000)
Dinghy dock in Grand Case
We who are about to become dinner salute you Live lobsters awaiting some diner's pleasure.
(2014-01-28 19:11:44 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/3.5, 1/60s] ISO 1000)
We who are about to become dinner salute you
Street music in Grand Case Live music on the main street of Grand Case on Tuesdays.
(2014-01-28 18:52:29 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/3.5, 1/60s] ISO 1000)
Street music in Grand Case
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