Saturday, April 23, 2011

On the hard

Jeroboam came out of the water yesterday in time for me to stay up very late prepping the bottom. Even after the yard power washed it, there was still so much growth that I had to go at it with a hard bristled brush and scrapper. By the light of a dim headlamp, I toiled late into the evening and am just about ready for paint. Too bad it's supposed to pour rain all day.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Gloves Are Off

er, I mean the cover. Each spring when the weather warms and the probability of snow drops to negligible, boat dwellers perform the rituals of preparing their vessels for the season. The step with the most psychological value is removing the cover, particularly true for me as my cover is rather dark. Off it came Sunday and immediately my productivity increased, well exceeding my spring commissioning list for the day. Saturday I attended the Bermuda 1-2 sleep seminar at Newport Yacht Club and learned quite a bit about polyphasic sleep strategies and how to use them to increase competitiveness.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bermuda 1-2 Safety Inspection. Check.

Another solid step toward my entry in Bermuda 1-2 this June: Jeroboam's safety inspection is complete. Roy Greenwald was kind enough to conduct it last night and all is well. I have a couple other, none safety items that need attention prior to departing Boston, mainly concerned with the port light seals and the forward hatch replacement; all in an effort to keep drier offshore.