As I get ready for the March ritual visit to Florida for the Everglades Challenge, I am seeing other signs of Spring. The Canada Geese have returned to "goose island" on Tims Ford to nest, and I saw the first of the Spring wildflowers (appropriately named Harbinger of Spring) on a hike today. Pictures:
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Completed Boat Work on the Core Sound 20 for the Everglades Challenge
Sanded and painted nicks and gouges in the outside paint, filed down screw heads that flattened beach roller, finished change over from manufactured seat hatches to proper wooden lazarettos, painted masts to prevent UV breakdown of fiberglass and epoxy junction between different sections, glassed the rub sections on the sprit booms, added boarding ladder, upgraded centerboard raising system, reinforced pivot base on dodger, upgraded to Douglass oarlocks and Martinolli sleeves, fixed the trailer guide-ons so that they don't gouge the paint. I think that's all.
Now it's time to do some on-the-water testing.