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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Boat season



It's the wonderful time of year again. Time to get the boat and trailer ready for my trip to Florida. It feels weird to be working on the boat and trailer in the snow. I'm also the first one in town to register my boat every year. I can't put the new stickers on until the boat is in Florida and it warms up enough for them to stick. There are few little projects that will have to wait until I get to where it's warm. Winter cold and ice make everything harder.


There's a bit of ice in the cockpit so I've just put a better and larger tarp over the boat. Like in previous years, the snow and ice probably won't completely melt off the boat until somewhere in South Carolina. At least I shouldn't have to shovel snow out of the boat this year.

The trailer needs to be greased and the tires inspected. Also have to make sure the lights and safety chains are in good shape.

I had hoped to have all this stuff done by now, but my nasty cold set me back over a week. Then there's this holiday thing coming up that's requiring time, money and attention.

-Sixbears

12 comments:

  1. Hope you'll still be able to post regularly down there.

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  2. Winter is often a wonderful time to go sailing in New Zealand but fortunately up here in the north of the country, we don't have to contend with snow and ice.
    I hope you have some great sailing and do remember you're on holiday too...

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    1. New Zealand looks like a wonderful place to live.

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  3. Hope all goes according to plan and your trip is a good memorable one. I'll be heading south in Febru-ugly.

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    1. It's a good month to get out of the frost lands.

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  4. I bet you are getting excited. Are you stocked up on veggie oil?

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    1. Hey, I've been good this year. You can check with my lovely wife . . . Okay, not perfect, but not terrible either.

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  6. Gives you something to really look forward to, doesn't it?

    Florida sun has got to be more pleasant than N.H. snow and ice!

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    1. Snow's pretty for Christmas. After that, I've had enough. :)

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