Ok, so I'll take some pictures this afternoon and post a progress report tonight from work, and the progress has been mighty...
But I have to share this quick story, partly because it's so crazy on so many levels, and partly because I feel like an idiot and just have to broadcast it...
So this morning my plan is to mount the windvane
. There's a base plate for an outboard
hoist, and I know I've seen the hoist somewhere, I thought in the lazarette. We either use our rowing dink, or a trolling motor, so I've never needed the hoist.
So I start digging my way down the lazarette. Past the Galerider, and the Para - anchor
both. Past the giant fortress anchor
, still with the tag on. Past at 200' and 400' bags of 5/8 line, all unused. I'd taken all that out before, so I at least knew at one point it was there. Still no hoist. Under all that stuff, was a dozen or so life jackets that I assumed was the bottom of the compartment. I'm sure you can see where this is going...
So, in a "look squirrel" moment I decide rather than put everything back and look someplace else, I should count those life jackets and see how many there are. So I start pulling them out, and find that what I thought was the bottom wasn't, not even 2/3rds. Below the life jackets I found a bosun's chair and the scuba gear
pictured below. A BCD, two backplates, a set of duck fins, and three steel
with J valves. Full tanks. There were three full steel scuba
tanks happily corroding away three feet under my butt, which is bad because based on these findings my head
is firmly lodged up it...
Ok, just had to take a break and share, now back to trying to find the hoist...
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