The boat hauled out today and is now on the hard. Just prior to the boat leaving the water, we had a chance to get on board and peek around and see what’s ahead of us. Then right at 12:30 pm the travel lift pulled her up and out. We sprayed her bottom off, and then she was moved to her new home for the next several weeks. We got to work at about 1:30 surveying the boat, outside and in to see how to best approach the wrecking out of the the old transom, and to see if there are any other places of the boat that may need attention.
And as with any old wooden boat, there were plenty of those problem places. The scope of work just may change in a few days depending on the condition of wood around, under and just forward of the transom. So, since it’s late and I’m tired. I’m only going to post one picture tonight. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be able to update with more photos.
(FYI- I did photoshop this photo, but only to remove the boats name from the transom, and I chopped my poor friends head off as well)
-- Brian S. --- "If you’ve worked on the building of a boat, it belongs to you the rest of your life." -Bob Prothero