I'm figuring anything goes that don't involve epoxy
. Anything mechanical or electrical
can be done if the boat covered over, and you have a couple of heaters. I plan on stripping paint
and then sanding
ready for the warmer weather
. Some of the smaller items can be removed and shifted to my workshop, there they can be varnished/painted and made ready for reinstallation. Any wood work will be cut to size and fitted ready for epoxy
and final installation
, and the electrical
work will all be done before spring.
Now if I was still in the water
, I'd be making plans to go sailing as long as the ice wouldn't block me in. I've been out in Lake Ontario
in December, early January and mid March. Only got locked in for about 8 weeks. Once the ice broke up, we could leave the dock
without any problems. Course we looked like refugees from a rag bag with our skidoo suits, and all the rest of the mismatched gear
we wore but afterwards it was a nice evening of hot rum
toddies n fresh chili. Theres a lot to be said for sailing in the midst of an arctic high pressure area. Beutiful sun, crisp air, and no one else out there.