Lake water will soon follow as our high temperatures hit the high 70s in the South. Our club has begun its series of races for the dingy fleet of Scows and Scotts and its traditional cruising fleet. Everyone is excited to get back on the water.
Well, having been on the water all winter, I don't look forward to the noise of the speed-boats and a few of the annoying cigarette boats whose owners know only one speed. Winter has been a great time of sailing for Baggy Wrinkles. As our Spring now warms up, it is time to focus on a bit of hull work.
As some of my fair-weather mariners return to their boat duties, I'll take advantage of good temps to de-mast and get to work on Baggy Wrinkles hull in order to put on a vinyl bottom paint and then a proper boot stripe.
South Carolina has an incredible pollen bloom this time of year during which everything turns celery green. I am so glad I've got Baggy Wrinkles covered. For my Dory friends up in the cold north, the problem is snow all winter. For us down here it is a good 4 weeks of pine pollen and all other trees.
|This baby is covered! No pollen inside on the deck at all! I wonder if my neighbor will want a cover next?|
But as you can see above, the Dory is covered. Next project will be the hull, sanding and applying a vinyl paint. I'll begin the sanding project after this Easter weekend or so....will have to check with the Weather Channel to make sure the pollen subsides!