Boat yard life

It’s all been a bit deja vu in the boatyard here in Deltaville. Plans, lists, delays, repetitions and so forth, but our time on the hard is very nearly up. We splash Friday after a mid week trip to the Annapolis boat show to look at, then dream about owning a water maker. Followed swiftly by a consoling beer with some Peeps we last saw in the Bahamas. That bit will be fun.

There has been quite a European contingent here, a few Brits, plus a fair smattering of Dutch and German folk too. And there is surprising uniformity in everyone’s day….early starts, trips to the hardware store (if you’re American) or shop (if you’re british) in either the yard sofa which comes with wheels and an engine or one of the red push bikes which are free to use here. Then routinely it’s days end for showers around 6 or 7 before dinner and bed. This is pretty much everyone’s Groundhog Day schedule here.

There isn’t really anywhere to go. I’ve cycled around a bit in the evening. It’s very flat here which is helpful as the bikes have no gears, or traditional cable brakes for that matter. Pedal backwards to stop. They do have very large saddles which offer unbounded comfort levels in the cheek department.

Chat centres around rotting rudders, caulking and prop shafts. I look forward to moving on again, as the dynamic will change and we can get on with the main business of the day, sailing to new places.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Boat yard life

  1. Jenness Keller says:

    looks like a great yard. We’ll keep it in mind coming and going South. What’s it’s name again ? We’d like to remove our lines for the winter, but the clutches (new) are snug ! Not sure if we could feed them again. Rigger did it. Since we’ll be shrink wrapped. Considering tieing sacrifical line to ends, wrapping the snap shackles (keep sun off ends), and raising to top. That way, the lines would be inside the mast, and the rest under shrink wrap. Do more if shrink wrap doesn’t provide enough protection.

    On Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 9:53 PM grace of longstone wrote:

    > grace of longstone posted: ” It’s all been a bit deja vu in the boatyard > here in Deltaville. Plans, lists, delays, repetitions and so forth, but our > time on the hard is very nearly up. We splash Friday after a mid week trip > to the Annapolis boat show to look at, then dream about ow” >

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    • grace of longstone says:

      It’s called Chesapeake boat yard in Deltaville. In looking around this place seemed much cheaper than other options. It has a sister yard called stingray where they have capacity to haul cats so check that place out.

      Good idea to keep your lines protected over a Maine winter. ☃️❄️⛄️

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  2. httpadventuresfrombeyond says:

    Great update!  We are enjoying your pre-launch news.  Ps.  Had a nice visit with Phil and Linda.  Lovely people!  Ps.  I have 3 phone numbers for you.  Which one should we use?Hugs from Halifax .Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

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    • grace of longstone says:

      Glad you managed to catch up with Phil and Linda. they are great people with amazing stories to tell.

      We do have an American cell phone ….. the number is 2526464161. Unfortunately here in the boat yard we have rubbish reception but we’re hopeful once we start moving, we will be able to speak to people rather than calling over the Internet.

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