Saturday, October 4, 2014

Rain, Sleet and Hail

Pulled for the season a bit slimy by the water line this year. 

Here we are the 4th of October and it it cooling off quickly.  This morning it was a chilly damp 44 degrees.  Tonight it is foretasted to drop into the 30's.   Kraken Up is out of the water already.  I went down this morning to start pulling the sails, cushions, and life jackets out for the winter.  I store these at home during the winter.  While down at the boat it started raining.  Then it turned to sleet then hail.  I gave up.  I figured no point and pulling all the soft's off to get them wet and have to dry them out.  I'll come back on a dry day to pull them.

After the second down pour I uncoupled the motor and came home to work in the garage. The Mercury got a nice go over as I winterized and fogged the cylinder.  I'll have to clean up the lower unit still but that will be easier to do in the spring once the slime had completely dried out.  This was a good use of time as it rained/sleeted here most of the day.

1 comment:

  1. You know it's amazing how much additional work is involved in seasonal sailing. The only thing I must do for winter is make sure I'm warm enough to go sailing on a sunny day!


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