Yes it did indeed seem like a short season but it was as long as all the others. Still worth it to be able to get on a boat even for a short time. You must admit that it was a memorable one though?? How many times before have you been trash box sledding? And you did get some new cockpit cushions
and new friends to boot. Labor day weekend was by far the finest weather
and lake conditions weekend this summer. How can you say it's not worth it? You got something better to do?
As far as the season went however, I'll take an occasional short cold wet season if it puts much needed water
back in the lake and by my reference, I gained about 14" of water
in my slip in the past 10 months. As for hauling out, this is the first time in about 15 years that we're not doing that. About 5 weeks till we point Heart of Gold south for the winter. Boy am I excited!! (Well we will go on the hard
for a few days before we leave to paint
the bottom and a few other maintenance
items.) At least it's not winter storage
and for that I'm excited.
Jane and I are driving to Alabama
tomorrow for a few days to find a slip so it looks like this thing is really going to work out. We plan to leave about mid October and take a month to make the trip.