The ice is finally out and launching has begun around here despite the unusually cool temperatures. I am looking forward to pulling our boat home from the shed and starting the spring maintenance routine. This year, the focus is on teak. It’s time to do a bit of sanding and revarnishing, but otherwise, Sarah’s in pretty good shape. It’s still way too cool to varnish, but it’s a good time to start the prep work and be ready for warmer weather. Once the temperature is right, I won’t want to have sanding to finish. Last fall, I sent our sails to Sailcare for some professional cleaning and a little repair. They haven’t arrived yet, so I think I’d better give them a call. I’m looking forward to seeing how well Sailcare’s cleaning process works.
Speaking of warmer weather, we just returned from a short trip to San Francisco where we took some time to attend the Strictly Sail Pacific show at Oakland’s Jack London Square. It was a nice show with lots of vendors and plenty of boats to look at. The good thing is that I didn’t see anything I like better than our Quickstep 21. That’s been the case for 26 years now, and I’m sure most Quickstep owners feel the same way. What I did see were plenty of boats that are a lot more expensive than our Quickstep- or our entire home, plus the Quickstep, the Lyman, and both cars. My granddaughter picked one out. It was marked down $33,000- a boat show special. Just for the fun of it, here are a few photos of the show. Click on any image to see the pictures full size.
Let me know when your season gets underway. I’d enjoy posting a few pictures of your boats as they begin the new year.