The Wakes I Leave…

Haul-Out Day 2017


Not a happy day, but successful nevertheless.

Sassy was hauled-out from the river this morning and she is already tucked in the yard under her tarp, ready for the winter. With some luck she will be returning to the water sometime between March and May 2018.

Hauling out Sassy for the winter is an operation that requires a couple of previous trips to the marina to remove “Cue-Ar_Pee” (the dinghy) and most of the stuff inside, lower the mast, remove the Windex and the anchor light, remove the sail (a major event in itself), secure all lines, shrouds, forestay and spars, place pads to protect the tarp at every point that might cause chaffing or tearing.

Then, on the day of the haul-out (this is how I recall it from this morning…):

All this years Sassy has been covered using two silver heavy-duty tarps: a 16′ x 12′ in the front and an 8′ x 12′ at the stern) but today she a got a single 24′ x 12′ new tarp (see picture):

And one last thing… never forget to take with you the Club magnetic card to open the gate for accessing the docks… (I did… and had to borrow one from the Club’s office: Thank you Julie!).