It’s all locked away now. My canoe that is. I went to the club just before dark tonight and put it on the roof of the car and took it to my shop and licked it up outside.( It isn’t sitting on properly in the picture. I moved it ahead about 3′ and tied it down.) I hope it doesn’t get wrecked again by people trying to steal it or break into the shop. (I can’t remember if there were 11 or 14 holes In it that I fixed in the summer. Too many anyways.) I don’t have a video camera set up on that side of my shop yet. Yet. When I get a chance and it’s not -30 out. There’s just more important stuff to do right now.
I’m pulling boat #3 of the Finding Peace Sail Charters fleet , the Siren 17, out tomorrow so I was getting things ready tonight. At the club there are only 3 boats in the water now… In the past I am usually the last boat out.
I have the power washer and my scrub brushes ready to go for when I pick up Jasmine after school. It’s going to be a daddy daughter project. Jasmine is great with that stuff. She even likes power washing… She is even better than most people I know at it! She did most of one of the MacGregor 26D’s last year and didn’t miss a spot or peel off the ablative bottom paint!
After we power wash the bottom I will drop the mast and pack it up for travailing. Then off to my place to unload the stuff that is in it. I will store it empty. Except for some boxes of baking powder and an air freshener. I don’t use a air freshener in the other boats but they didn’t have raccoons living in them for 7 years… It doesn’t smell now but I just want to make sure it’s not funky in the spring.
I am going to drape a tarp over the mast and cover the whole boat this winter.