|Yeah, it's the end of December and it's 70 degrees.|
|Dharma Duck now ashore, all seams tight, and free of fouling.|
A few things we DIDN"T anticipate: Despite the intact paint and seams, the boat (like all wooden boats) will absorb a fair amount of moisture. So in pulling the 120 lb. boat we shortly discovered we were lifting something more like 200 lbs. out of the water. No grief, but we wound up sliding the hull along one of the pier boards (happily wet and slippery with rain) to get her ashore. Even so, the canvas seams and bottom paint took almost no grief.
except. . . .
Except we failed to notice the 1" high protruding nail that had worked it's way up from the dock boards.
|Yeah, that's a gouge.|
All in all our little PDRacer project has been a great one: Its been a lot of fun, was easy and entertaining to build, and makes a great tender for "Floating Empire."
|Waiting for Warmer Days|
More later. Hope you all survived the Holidays.