The sun is actually out and you don't need a winter coat every time you step outside. The grass is greening up and the birds are singing a happy hello to spring. FINALLY!
Let the sailing season begin. Mike delivered our beloved Wrinkles to her new owners this week. It was tough to drive away from her knowing he would probably never see her again. We learned so much aboard her and there will always be many fond memories of her. Fair winds Wrinkles.
So today we plan on picking up Plan B, our 1982 O'Day 25. We don't expect to do a whole lot of renovations on her, but we do have a few items to take care of before our first sail. The bottom (Antifouling) paint needs a fresh coat rolled on and there are a couple of wiring issues with the mast lights. The hull needs to be buffed out and waxed as well. Then it is time to put her on the water. Brenda will start loading our personal stuff aboard to see how low she can get our waterline. (Mike - I think she takes this as a personal challenge!) We mailed in our deposit for a slip on Lake Mendota hopeful that we beat the rush and got one of the few available.
Over the summer Brenda plans on ordering some closed cell foam and Sunbrella fabric to make us some cockpit cushions. Mike will measure the cockpit and order a new bimini for shade. We also plan on modifying a couple of cabin shelves to organize the storage.
Soon we will be on the water taking in beautiful views like this one.
Looks like we will be driveway sailing the next week or so. Whoo hoo!