My good friend Kevin commented yesterday that everything done, done on the boat seems so much more relaxed than on land, especially eating and I’ll add to that statement “drinking”. Even now right across from where I sit on the Western Flyer after having enjoyed a great meal is a guy, probably a canvas guy working on measuring plastic that he is using as a template for a boats fly bridge. Today is Sunday! Down the dock earlier I chatted with a guy rebuilding an old 70’s sailboat that is currently mastless and under the covered boat slip. Seems that he and i are both currently scheduled at about the same time to be at the boat yard on Wednesday, him for a mast stepping and me for a new transducer install and bottom paint. I was trying to get his help in getting my boat to the boat yard but he suggested that I simply show up the night before and tie up at the boat yard dock.
Over the last two years I’ve seen every kind of boat go through every kind of repair imaginable by boat owners while at their boat slip. New engines, no problem, sanding, wood work, remodel, repower you name it, add radar paint, wash and wash. The marinas seem to be extremely tolerable about work done on the boat so long as no other boater complains. Why I even saw a guy once show up with a pile of lumber throw it on the ground and commented to others around he was building himself a boat from scratch.
Never saw it happen but can’t say it didn’t.