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JIMKAT in Winter
05/01/2012, Shelburne Shipyard

JIMKAT was covered with canvas for the winter to protect her from the Vermont snow. Plastic stretchwrap was not used as it would vibrate in the winter wind on the polished side rails, scratching them and probably requiring a refinish job. She's not so pretty, but she is safe.

We will leave for Vermon on May 8, with a launch date planned for May 11. The hull will have been polished and the bottom painted to ready JIMKAT for the 2012 trip to the Chesapeake Bay. We will completely restock the boat as everything had to be taken off due to winter storage in the cold elements of Vermont.

End of the Journey
09/19/2011, Shelburne Shipyard, VT

JimKat is on the hoist and the car is being loaded at Shelburne Shipyard where she has been winterized and is ready for cover. We had to unload everything that will freeze.

JimKat will be covered with a canvas tent for protection from the winter elements.....not much like the warm storage of Winter Harbor.

The summer has ended with many great memories of our adventures.

Rainy Departure
09/15/2011, Champlain Marina

We left Champlain Marina in the rain to get back to Burlington. John dresses in the apparel of the day.

Super Guests
09/13/2011, JimKat

A great week with great friends.............

Swim Call
09/13/2011, Lake Champlain

The water was about 63 degrees, but we all went in!! Breath-taking, paralyzingly cold, and frigid were just a few of the comments!!

09/12/2011, At anchor

Grilling is the stand fare for lunch and dinner while at anchor.

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Who: Jim and Kathy Swanson
Port: Winter Harbor Marina, Brewerton NY
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