Floating again

We are back in the water and back home at our slip. We picked the boat up late Friday night. The Yachtfish folks were kind enough to make the boat available to us well after they had all gone home for the weekend.

New bottom paint, zincs, and cutlass bearings. This is the best picture of the bottom paint I could get. The boat was already in the water when we went to get it.

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We are currently “on the hard” for bottom paint, zincs, and few other little things. It’s been two years since the boat was last out of the water, three years since the bottom was completely redone.

We came back from Poulsbo last Monday morning, stopped at the slip long enough to straighten up the boat and take some stuff off. Then I popped across the lake to Yachtfish Marine while Kim came around the lake with the car.

Along with bottom paint and zincs, Yachtfish is replacing the cutlass bearings while the boat is out of the water. They have a nifty gizmo that will eliminate much of the labor and time for this task. They can press the old bearing out and the new one in without the need to remove the shaft. They are also going to check shaft alignment and motor mounts for us. I don’t know when that was last done. The motor mounts could be as old as the boat.

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Headed for Poulsbo this Weekend

RKL_4672We are off to Poulsbo for the weekend Saturday morning. If you find yourself in the neighborhood, come by and say hi.

We are hauling out at Yachtfish Marine Monday morning for bottom paint and other minor work. Getting ready for spring! More on that later …