The mechanic estimated a week to put in the new engine. To be safe, I booked the apartment for two weeks. We need to be out Tuesday morning (12/17) because the realtor has other bookings. Although the mechanic has the engine, some of the parts don’t fit and need to be re-worked in a machine shop. In the meantime, Matt has been cleaning out the bilge and attacking the long to-do list of boat tasks. The weather has been beautiful – mostly in the 50’s and 60’s.