Wednesday, July 3, 2013

It's Not All Fun and Games

Living on a boat is a lot of fun. There are lots of people around. The views are amazing. Life is pretty good.

However, just like a house, boats require upkeep. Since boats, obviously, sit in water all the time they become havens for barnacles and other growth. One way to keep this from becoming an issue is to periodically pull the boat out of the water and power wash the hull. Anybody want to guess what we did Monday?

In the lift and ready to be pulled out of the water.
Up and out of the water.
Power spraying in action.
Doug got off the boat to look at the bottom while it was hauled (many thanks to him for all the pictures). I stayed on board to calm the cats. They were a little skittish when they felt the boat being lifted but the noise of the power sprayer wasn't very loud and I think they'll be okay for future haul outs.
This is how she looked when we picked her up in April.
Nice and pretty after a bottom painting in April.
Barnacle growth visible on Monday before being power sprayed.
Nice and clean and ready to go back in the water.
And now back to our regularly scheduled programming of fun in the sun....

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