Das Boot has her prop back from MarTec and her second coat of bottom paint. She is going to splash today, mid-day. Diesel Guy has to then fine-tune the alignment of her shaft. Because, as I have learned, the hull changes shape once it's in the water. So maybe the newly re-tooled engine mounts have to be micro-adjusted for that. The first twilight beer can is tomorrow. I have two key members of my previous crew (they are pure gold) plus Trophy Wife (who's platinum). I've got a new recruit off the Club's classifieds: a Frenchman. His plus is that he is a Ph D, so he parlez anglais. The negatives are he is leaving for the right-wing coast in June. Okay. At this stage I'll settle for a temp. But I'm still looking for a knowledgeable mainsheet trimmer to anchor the rear guard. Maybe that'll end up to be me, if weather permits Trophy Wife to drive at the Leeward pin. I don't like the thin margin. If any of the above-mentioned pieces don't fall into place, I might have to scrub. Diesel Guy has to touch and give his blessing to the fooking engine or I'll be worrying about losing everything I have paid $,$$$ for in the yard. Whatever. Sometimes, to quote Tom Cruise, you just have to say, "W. T. F."