Hello there, readers!
Last week, we were prepping the boat to be hauled out and today, we are on our last couple of days before we go back in the water!
So far, we’ve:
- Had the hull sanded
- Sanded and grinded the tough spots
- Put on two coats of bottom paint
- Sprayed the shaft and prop with Zinc spray
Now we wait for it to dry! Tomorrow the yard guys will put the boat in the sling (the big machine that carries us in/out of water) so that we can hang overnight, sand the spots where the stands are, and paint those before we splash on Thursday morning!
The hull looks so nice. After a weekend of very gnarly weather, we were so stoked to get a good weather window to paint and get all we needed done.
The truth is, this is not our favorite time to be on the boat. Everything gets dirty, Buoy has to climb a stair-ladder, and it’s much warmer with no A/C or wind off the Bay. It’s not that bad, but it’s definitely not our favorite, and I bet we’re not the only sailors who feel that way. After all, we’re meant to be on the water, not on land!
In other news, we spent Easter with family, facetimed with my family, got lots of rest during the rainy days, and even had a sleepover with one of our friends before we took her to the airport!
Life has been pretty busy lately. With both of us working from home, painting when the weather is good, and all the prep that led up to that; we’ve been a bit worn out by the end of the day.
Regardless, it still feels so good to be back on the boat. It’s home. Buoy gets her morning treats and pets every morning from the ladies at the marina, we have friends to wave Hi to – it’s just nice to be back.
We’re getting really excited for our upcoming adventures, so I’m sure we’ll have plenty to write about in the next few months.