Bob Cantarera at the controls of a 60 foot lift bucket flying over HPYC this weekend. Mastheads, antennae, lights and standing rigging were inspected, repair and generally marveled at from a unique perspective.
We'll all be sailing soon, hopefully real soon. In the meantime, we're getting ready for the season, splitting time between "boat work" and "club work".
Part of today was spent dusting, scrubbing, moving and getting the clubhouse a "touch" more presentable.
Rick Fellows - "Sugaree", Tom Finger "Irish Dream" and Jeff Wettig "Pegasus" are first of the fleet in the bay. They were off early today for the first voyage of the 2012 season - overnight to Chesapeake City. Watch this space for Jeff's report......
This has to have been a day for the record books - last of the docks repaired and installed, three lines of moorings set, a new motor and lots of grease and oil put on the boat lift, and some ground hog holes filled. All that before lunchtime.
Gene's Excellent Soup ( in caps because it ought to be trademarked) and a warming fire set everybody up for the afternoon which ended with boats getting splashed and a couple minutes in the clubhouse bar to savor the day.
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Big progress on the boat lift. Less than a week after discovering the flat and then the bad bearings all is repaired and ready to launch docks and boats. Lots of hands (and minds) involved in the job, special thanks and kudos have to go to Fred and Dale for fast tracking the job.