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I see what you did there

Who me?  Umm, the kayak kidnapped me.  Yup, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Cindy wanted to get down to the boat this past weekend and burn through some of the last items we have on our refitting list, so we can finally get out and go sailing.  By Saturday morning she was making noise about how nice a day it was and that it was too bad we weren’t yet actually out on the water, all while I’m furiously toiling away on the winches.

Then she came up with the brilliant idea of scrubbing some of the winter algae off the bottom of Shearwater.  Which, of course, requires that she has her beloved kayak in the water so she can scrub more effectively.

Hmmm…  I wasn’t born yesterday.

She manages to restrain herself long enough to get half of the hull scrubbed before she finally abandons me.

And you know something?  I was glad she did.  The more fun she has on these weekend jaunts, the more fun it is for both of us.

2 thoughts on “I see what you did there

  1. Baydog

    Man, I'm such a minimalist when it comes to maintenance in the beginning of the season. Paint the bottom and get her in. If the winches are still clickin, they're good to go. Eventually it will all bite me in the ass. Watch for a future post about the stupid design of our shared goosenecks and how many times I've replaced the plastic discs and C-rings. Mitch, go sailing soon, please!


  2. Mitch Zeissler

    Our ratio of refitting versus sailing weekends last year was about four to one, meaning that we went down almost every weekend but only went out about once per month.

    Keep in mind that we just bought Shearwater last June and took delivery of her in mid-July. Neither of us had been on a big boat for any length of time in decades, so we needed to get familiar with her and fix a bunch of stuff that the marine surveyor marked as needing to be addressed before getting inspected by the Coast Guard.

    We have three big things remaining on that list and we're going to knock them out in short order, as we have a deadline we're working toward.


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