I don’t even know what I think of when I think of Memorial Day. Summertime? A three-day weekend? Some sort of picnic situation? Counting down the 500 most overplayed classic rock songs?Continue Reading "Memorial Day ’21"
In my last log entry from April 6, I wrote that I could potentially paint the bottom of the boat and be in the water the following week. Sure, I hedged a little regarding the tiller varnish progress, but I still put it in there, I think mostly as sort of a personal challenge. As is often the case, I then said to myself, “Do not attempt to challenge me, sir!” and vanquished that unruly optimism. It is now May.Continue Reading "Following Instructions"
I suppose that by some standard, boat preparations for the season have begun. Although in that regard, my standards are pretty low.Continue Reading "Minor Boat Preparations"
It’s 2021. Everything is fine now. I went to check on the boat.Continue Reading "Careless Whisper"
After an entire season (is it even still a season?) of getting to the shore late, I finally got up at a reasonable time, made good speed toward the shore, and…was still completely rushed. About a week out from the winter solstice, the days are suspiciously short.Continue Reading "A Stitch in Time"
It is far too early in the off-season for me to be exhibiting signs of land madness, but there’s no telling when you’ll be called upon to execute a Night Tape mission.Continue Reading "Night Tape"
Like the hashbrowns at Waffle House, I feel scattered and covered. I suppose the boat is really the one that feels covered and I’m just scattered, but whatever.Continue Reading "Scattered and Covered"
Fortuitous is officially on the hard for the season. She’s been pulled from the water and has been propped on stands in the marina. Jenn and I went down to start the winterization process.Continue Reading "On the Hard"
I celebrated the autumnal equinox with some maintenance.Continue Reading "Equinox Maintenance"
Even with the late start to the sailing season, I got my spring maintenance tasks in while it was still technically spring. Very late spring.