Monday, May 6, 2013

On the hard!

Aquabat exposed!
 One of the huge jobs that had to happen before we could leave was to take the boat out of the water (in marine speak: put it on the hard). The primary purpose was to have under the waterline anti-fouled (painted with really expensive paint that inhibits marine growth) but we also needed to have a few other things checked out. The whole process of lifting a boat out of the water was fascinating to me.  Motoring the boat down to the boatyard was also the first time that I was on Aquabat while she was mobile (Bryce had done a test sail before we bought her), so it was all very exciting!