What a relief! The Raincoast Maiden is back in the water after 4 LONG WEEKS of sitting on blocks in a parking lot. The reason for being out of the water for such an extended period is a repair that went “sideways” when a courier lost an essential part of machinery which then had to be manufactured! So if you are the person who had an extra parcel delivered to you, enjoy the coupling to our port shaft as we no longer need it!
Each spring our boat gets lifted out of the water and put in a parking lot. It is our one chance a year to do work that is difficult or impossible to do while the boat is in the water. This Easter weekend we made use of the warm, sunny weather to wax and polish the hull. We even got a head start on this year’s summer tan!
After a few days of blustery conditions the sea finally calmed down enough for us to take the Raincoast Maiden down the West Coast of Vancouver Island to Sidney, near Victoria. We got here two days ago and are excited to have started working on getting the boat ready for the upcoming season. The Raincoast Maiden may be a pretty lady but she does demand a fair dose of TLC to keep her looking good – which is exactly what we’ll be up to in the next few weeks!