Escapade is ashore. 14 months and about 3000 nautical miles since I launched in Sarnia. I’m targeting launch in 6 days. We’ll see.
The yard is removing the shaft and sending the prop and shaft over to the shop, repainting the bottom, and a few other small things. I’m removing the backing cone. I’ll just cap the stuffing box so it can easily be reinstalled. I don’t think I’ll miss it.
I’m working inside on getting everything secure and ship shape. Would also like to get my generator operational. No shortage of small tasks, as always, but I don’t want to worry about stuff coming loose in rough weather.
I always like boat spotting. Took a few pics today.
This boat caught my eye immediately. Aluminum solo racer. Apparently stranded by COVID. I told Eric it was like Tin Lizzie but a bit bigger. I had a little peak into the cockpit from the ladder. Looks serious.
Speaking of aluminum, I’ve seen Boreals all over NS. I now recognize that some of the sightings were duplicates, but there were three here a few weeks ago at the same time. I think I have a thing for metal boats.
I was also quite taken by an Outbound 46 that passed through recently. I circled it from my dinghy a couple of times trying to guess what it was. Dr Google confirmed it to be a Carl Schumacher design. I liked all his designs. My kind of voyaging sailboat.
No real power boat envy. I still love the traditional north shore lobster boats. They’re very lean, and seem to go any speed without fuss. But I have no conceivable use case for one. And Escapade has spoiled me for
More progress pics tomorrow. Weather is going to be snotty for a couple of days. Lots of rain and wind coming.