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  • The sailboat season nears

    Posted on February 12th, 2009 cwmoore No comments

    The marina called to day and cut me a deal I could not refuse for this years slip.  We were planning to move to a new area further north on Michigan’s west coast but this deal allows me to be lazy and once again spend the summer in the splendid harbor at Saugatuck.  John D of Tower Marine told me that the river is one foot above the water level of last year and promised that if I hit bottom again this year they would have a backhoe on a barge come and dig me a little slot for the boat to ride in.  With this in mind, we kicked inot second gear and are going to the boat tomorrow to charge batteries, install repaired dodger, VC17 the bottom below the water line and polish the gelcoat above the water line.  I have a bunch more tasks to do also.

    I have CNG from last year so we will eat on-board for lunch and possibly for dinner since my allergies preclude eating eggs and anything soy.   Hopefully, I can fire up the electric heater and keep the cabin warmer that the heated storage temperature of 45 degrees.  This will allow a comfortable siesta after dinner/lunch.

    I am taking my notebook to keep in touch with the world and may get a chance to snap some good photos of the winter Lake Michigan beach scenes.  Tomorrow promises a good sunset and I miss those terribly.

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