Visited my sailboat yesterday for the first time this winter...shes far away from my place, so iv been anxious about her condition. I wandered if she was full of snow, if the mast
had crumbled from my crapy improvised covering??...well the covering must have blown with the wind
cause she was but naked when I got to her...first thing I noticed the mast
has not mouved and only a foot of snow covered her...I was expecting worst.
as I shoveled the snow off I heard I few cracking sounds when walking her deck
, then I realised maybe I shouldent be on her frozen deck
? tho I am sure no damage was done.
it was nice going down the cabin
and finding her dry, no water
has frozen in her bildge...I sat on the salon
bert and admiered her frosty interior
...this boat is more then I asked for...I cant imagin any other boat...of coars a 35 or 40 footer would be more comfy...but unasasary for my needs.
I whent thru everything that needs to be done befor spring launching...mostly cleaning
and painting and adding good seacocks.
ar good but the covers are 46 years old (like me) so I will change them...my gilfriend tryed the V bert for fits and claimed her side alredy...we are sailing away 2 months in may to madelains islands and new brunswick...meanwhile we are dreaming our voyage and reading all we can about sailing...all this to say that I cant whait for spring to show up.