I'd like to say that I was here to prep the boat for a trip to the islands or some other warm and picturesque destination, but that is not the primary task. The person taking care of our boat had identified a few minor issues that started popping up, so the main purpose of the trip is to check up on the boat, perform some maintenance and repairs. I'm also here to try and figure out what to do about the sale of the boat, the broker and the listing company. That whole mess has become quite a disappointment to us, however, that is a story for another time.
|Snow along the side of I-95 in South Carolina|
While it had been several days since the snow fell, there was still a fair amount on the boat. Snow covered much of the deck and the trampolines. Under the snow was a good inch thick layer of ice. It took about half a day just to clean it up so I felt safe loading my stuff on the boat.
|Snow just doesn't look right here.|
Of course, only a couple days later I was in shorts and a t-shirt performing a much needed wash of the hull (that is, after the marina turned the water back on at the docks). It seems that a few weeks around November or December, all the birds along the east coast congregate in the area for the sole purpose of making a mess of the local boats. It took about 6 hours for me to do a basic wash of the boat. Finally, the boat is looking respectable again.
Over the next few weeks I'll be continuing my efforts to get her back into a travel-ready state and deal with the brokerage issues. Hopefully the weather will continue to stay warm.