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Like a kid on the day before Christmas, I spent much of the day waiting anxiously for the Victron Quattro to arrive, interspersing boat work with waiting. In the late afternoon I decided to call the dealers and at just that moment my phone rang and they reported that the Quattro had indeed arrived and that they would be driving it out to me within a half hour. It did arrive (on a palette) and we manhandled the heavy box onto a cart. I managed to transfer it from the cart to the boat without dropping it into the water, which might have adversely affected the electronics. I decided not to attempt switching out the units as it might mean that I'd be without electricity if I didn't complete the task by the time dinner came around.
I joined Michael, his wife Anne and one his offshore crew members, Evan from Quantum sails, for a German dinner at a place in Olde Town Portsmouth called Bier Garden (we Germans would call it a Biergarten) and I gorged on Käsespätzle and Paulaner Helles. Yum!
Afterward I joined Evan at his private club for some fine Scotch and conversation and might have had a little bit too much to imbibe. Either that, or the last glass was bad...