GANNET has made it. She Torqeedoed into her slip at Skull Creek Marina a little after 11 AM this morning, having spent last night a mile away parked near the ball field. Three friendly and competent young men from Marine Tech Travellifted her off Sandy’s truck, propped her up in the boat yard, and we raised the mast. I include the ‘we’ because I was more than just an assistant this time.
Once the little boat was in the water—and Sandy affirmed that she is one of the smallest boats they have ever transported—I fit the Torqeedo. One of the young men rode around to the slip with me while another walked to take our dock lines. Being less than nimble these days, I am appreciative of the help.
GANNET is a total mess, inside worse than outside, but I can sort that out. She’s here; and she’s again mine.
I thank Chris and Sandy of US Boathaulers and the guys at Marine Tech.
Of course GANNET will be hauled from the water from time to time for antifouling and perhaps other maintenance, but she has had her last truck ride. From now on she sails.