Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Think before you say YES!


    If anyone ever approached you and says,"We have three days of really good weather coming up.  I think we can pull the boat out of the water, clean and anti-foul her.  What do you think?  Want to help? Shouldn't be too much work."  Ladies and gentlemen, JUST....  SAY....  NO....!!!
    That being said, I had one of the more educational experiences as far as boats are concerned about 2 weeks ago.  I was amazed at how easily a 40 tonne boat was hoisted out of the water, and how dirty you could possibly get cleaning a hull.  Plus, as soon as your boat comes out of the water, the weather no longer want to co-operate.  Here are a few pictures:

 As we approached I begin to wonder how this was going to happen...

Here she rises...  Improbability is starting to kick in
Full on the sling...

The yard boys hard at work.

Providence settled on the stands for a quick anti-foul.

The color of my hand and the paint chips on my chest are after 10 minutes.

Clean bum, anti-foul, touch-ups, and coating for the prop...  Check

Last minute coating
All said and done, we managed replacing all the batteries, sea cocks, scraping, sanding, anti-fouling, cleaning raw water intakes and having a few beers in three days.  Not including the crazy rain storms that would come through for an hour at a time every three hours.  Oh, and I got to live in a boat yard.  After all my home was on the hard....  What an adventure...  Not to be repeated till next year!!!

No comments:

Post a Comment