To continue the criminal abuse of seagoing metaphor begun April 24:
The M.V. Reluctant Blogger tied up at her home wharf yesterday after a trip to the shipyard for heavy repairs to her keel and a brief shakedown cruise in which the heating and cooling plant gauges malfunctioned. For four days the shipwrights searched for the cause of the problem, which cleared up on its own. When it became plain that the plant had returned to tiptop shape, the vessel was released to active duty.
Sorry, too much Master and Commander over the years. Patrick O'Brian has a lot to answer for.