I wandered westward in search of my boat on Saturday. I have been hearing her call my name day and night for a good month now so I had to go see what she wanted. I arrived at Dock 44 to find Linda hard at work getting ready to the upcoming season. She was surprised to see me and asked what I was doing there already. I told her I could wait no longer and brought my chainsaw to open up some water so I could splash my boat.
There is so much to do before I can actually sail this year that I am getting a little nervous. The first thing I did was climb into the boat and installed my batteries only to find both battery compartments holding water. It was not a lot but far more than I wanted to find in there. After a quick pump out, I set the batteries in place and rearranged everything that has been sitting in there for the winter about 12 times to get a good grasp on everything I needed to do.
I washed the hull with soapy water and after a good rinse, used a wax remover to get as much off as I could. It actually went much faster than I had anticipated so after the breezed dried my handiwork, I started in with a light sanding to prep the surface for some fresh paint. This whole process went so fast, I find myself wishing I had already ordered the paint.
I returned home to find that my newly ordered life line and clips have arrived so I still have no shortage of things to do. I will go back next weekend to see if I might have her ready when the ice is gone.