That’s it! I can’t take it any more! Zoot Allures has finally done me in and I’m ready to throw in the towel and commence my sorry ass to Davy Jones’ Locker! So I tied a 20 kilo anchor around my neck and……..
Hey! Stop! Whataminute!
Taking a closer look I realized that old, non-shining anchor is an original Rocna Anchor. But how could it be?? A Rocna is one of the best anchors out there. Whoever has one raves on how fast they set in any conditions and for their holding. OK…change of plans. Davy Jones will have to wait!!
Enough nonsense! So as you know, I never (hardly ever) tie up at port and am on the hook. When it blows, which it tends to to here with the dreaded summer Meltemi winds, I sleep like a baby….. I wake up every 10 minutes and cry! Well I’ve had it. For the past 3 years I’ve been determined to get a Rocna. But those bad boys are expensive! Plus with all the uncertain financial bull going on in Greece (yup, didn’t get paid this month… here we go again), and with the other unexpected/expensive repair projects (tranny), I’ve been a bit reluctant. But this year it was a do or die thing.
One of my best buddies, Stelios Apostolopoulos (documentary producer/underwater camera man) bought a BMW motorcycle 20 years ago from a dude (Giannis Pilidis) who had a marine store. Lately I found out that the marine store was Tecrep Marine, the importer of Rocnas, where I’ve already been shopping for other stuff (Jabsco, True Plug etc). Well, I met up with Giannis (who I met 20 years ago) and he made me cool price. But then he said “check this out” and showed me a used 20 kilo Rocna, just what I wanted. And at a third of the price! Giannis said he can get a logo sticker for it and I’m like NO! I love the fact that it doesn’t look new. I don’t want to worry about it getting stolen when ol’ Zoot is on the mooring and me away. So every thing is perfect and wonderful. And I’m giddy!
Other news. Not much. Too much work. Last Sunday I went down, cleaned up a bit from a sand storm from Africa and slapped another 2 coats of D1 oil in the cockpit. And a nice BBQ at Kostas.
Stay tuned… and rock solid!
ps… It looks like I’m not going to get to splash by June 1st. I’ll get as much done this weekend. But unfortunately my brothers’ father in law past away. He was an avid snorkeler and a great guy and will be missed.