Gaffer’s Thirteenth Season…

Sassy is back in the water… for her thirteenth season. It took a bit of extra effort, as on a first attemp two days ago, already floating at the dock of the ramp, the Tohatsu refused to start no matter what… Hence, out she came from the water and back to the yard in Blackburn Hamlet where she had been all winter, and the engine got shoveled back into the car, and hurried to the shop in Guelph, where it did not take long for Dave from Aim Marina to breath new life into its single cylinder… Back then to the yard to fetch the boat and again to the Dick Bell ramp for Sassy to return to the water. This time the engine started right away and Sassy happily puttered all the way from the ramp to her slip in the dock…

Once the mast and sail are unwrapped and up she would be ready for a first sail upriver…