April always surprises me. It’s the end of ski season and the transition to boating season. Ski season was rather lack luster this year. Not a huge amount of snow and variable conditions everytime we went up. I think we had one semi-powder weekend where it had dumped a couple days prior to our arrival. The rest was icy, slushy or a combination of the two. But no complaints here. You can’t have a huge powder season every year.
Lots of things going on behind the scenes some of which I can only reveal publicly in another few weeks. I can say it’s massive news. NO, Ashley is not pregnant. Currently I’m working thru a boat check list about a mile long:
- Replace bilge pump
- Re-seal thru-hul fittings
- Replace main battery
- Touch up bottom paint
- Clean up gelcoat rust stains
- Cut polish & wax
- Take boat in for engine maintenance
- Redo interior uphoustlry
- Fix broken deck cushion
- Seal gelcoat holes
…. and I’m sure more will will be added as we go. We’re trying to prioritize out-of-water tasks in comparison to in-water-tasks. Today was a solid 6 hours of polishing and cleaning. Boats are a ton of work. I always forget this.
My mom keeps bees and a less known fact is that bees take flying shits all over the place. These things just drop a load mid-air and whatever it lands ends up as a yellow shit stain. It’s rather annoying but I can’t complain because my boat is in their front yard.
The inside of the boat is complete mess as I work thru my list. I think it may need a women’s touch.
The polishing is coming along nicely. All work is concentrated at or near the waterline. I could care less about the top side of the boat, which is currently covered in moss. I’ll deal with that once this beast gets into the water.