Hauled and Blocked- Wednesday Sept 10th

Though my alarm was set for 7AM, it wasn’t needed. Diann had removed the canvas window cover two days earlier to clean it. As the sun began to brighten the sky, I woke to the sight of the window separation bar in the foreground, jib sail roller furling next, and clouds in the background. I can get used to this!

Two cups of coffee later, it was our turn to get hauled out of the water. Pulling into the travel lift dock, we first pumped out our holding tank and then were lifted for bottom cleaning and pressure wash.

ready for pump out

ready for pump out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

about to be hauled

about to be hauled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

about to haul

this many barnacles since late November

this many barnacles since late November

Derwood used a scraper on a pole to remove almost all of the batnacles, before the pressure washing began.

Derwood scrapes the boat hull

Derwood scrapes the boat hull

The Island Packet catamaran is a step up in size from our Gemini 105M.

Their's is a step up in size

Their’s is a step up in size

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wes got his plan in order and stepped up to the lift’s controls. parking starts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fit, next to the workshop, was tight. parked tight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s not much space between our boat and the 42 footer either. parked tight2

It’s about seven steps up to our deck.

On The Hard Seven Steps Up

On The Hard
Seven Steps Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After we were blocked, I was ready for a burger. We went to Silo’s on Broad Street / Hwy 55. Diann’s Rueben looked good. My Blue Cheese burger with lettuce, tomato, and bacon was excellent.

Back at the boat, my somewhat dreaded task needed to begin. I took out the toilet so the new water-saver electric version can be installed. No matter how it’s done, disconnecting active sewer connections and unbolting a toilet (by component levels) is a dirty job.

I sprayed my tools with alcohol and then took a long shower with Lever antibacterial soap.

Tonight’s dinner will be hummus on crackers, peanut butter on crackers, and sandwiches.

 

Alex RookerHauled and Blocked- Wednesday Sept 10th