It is now official. The 2012 boating season has begun. Splash was May 16th with Conductance making her way home through the quiet rivers and gratiously anticipated May breezes. A few fishermen brave the chill in the air at this time of the year. Not many other types of boaters yet.
Check list once and twice before heading home from Tonawanda. Engines started up and they ran beautifully. After coolers were refurbished this winter in Scott’s workshop. No leaks from the disco lights that were also installed a couple weeks ago. Always a bonus not having leaks after drilling 4 – 1″ holes in the hull. Now for all the electrical. Gremlins seem to have multiplied in the electronics with the touch screen intermittently working, navigation charts sporatic and the VHF radio non existent. Now that’s a problem. Scott, I know what you’re doing this weekend.
Waxing has to be completed this weekend while tied to the dock and some major cleaning. Bring on the sunscreen.
The first major trip this long weekend will be to drain the antifreeze and add water. I think a stop at “The Boathouse” for some patio time is in order while we are there. Anyone interested in the first maiden voyage for 2012 can give us a call!!!