Summer Haul Out
21 May 2020 | Indiantown Florida
We were scheduled for haul out at 10:00 but the 8:00 boat canceled. We got bumped to 09:00. There was one sailboat ahead of us, a single hander who had come in shortly after we did yesterday. We had gotten up and had coffee and I was getting the boat cleaned up while I had the luxery of hot water from the tap. I was in the midst of cleaning the salon when Scott yelled to me to come and help with the lines. We needed to move Light Reach around the corner and into position for the travel lift. I hastily closed up the ports and made sure the sinks were plugged. We learned that lesson last year, when they power washed the boat and the nasty bottom growth was forced up the sinks into the interior.
With the help of the single hander whose name I never got, we manhandled Light Reach out into the . Using the lines Scott had rigged we pulled her into position from shore. Scott hopped aboard shut the thru hulls and made sure she was buttoned up for her bath. He had no sooner finished his tasks than the lift arrived. Haul out went well and soon they were spraying 8 months of sludge and grunge off her bottom. We followed the lift up to the yard to Light Reach’s summer home. She is way out in God’s country this year! It took no time for them to block her and by 10:00 she was on stands and the lift was off to its next job.
We both got on board and finished up the work we had to do. We’ll make several more trips up in the next week to get her settled and things buttoned down for the summer.
The picture is Light Reach in the slings just as she was hauled. Note the dirty bottom.