Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday the 13th

I had a funny feeling when I saw that boat the other day to not get too excited by it and I was right. We were half way out there today to start cleaning her up when we got a call saying she had sunk again.

This time the damage was much worse, it looks like she is about to split in half. So I will not be taking on that project after all. It's too bad, that boat definately had the space that I wanted/needed but in the end it was just another old rotting wooden boat. I think I have finally learned my lesson on that. Its too bad as I love the look and energy of wood, but the upkeep factor on a wood boat seems never ending. I read a great quote the other day about maintaining the wood on a teak deck. They said "the upkeep work starts about 10 minutes after its been installed and will continue until the boat has been abandoned". I almost pissed myself laughing, only 'cause I know that is really the truth of it all.

So its back to the drawing board. I am going to focus my energy on looking for a barge to build on. Boats are too restrictive in size and too prone to sinking for my liking. I want something that doesnt require a bilge pump or polishing once a week.

Boy this year has been wierd for me so far, its only 11 weeks into it and it feels like 10 years ago since New Years Eve to me. Can't wait to see what the rest of the year has to bring!


rob said...

I am so happy for you the sinking was a definite "sign" I`m sure! The hull looked like it was double diagonal of sorts and if so very expensive to repair and has a short life. Stick to a steel boat would be my reccomendation ( again) and learn to weld so you have no fears if and when you have to ever patch up when at low water. Stick with the barge idea (steel)

bowiechick said...

Yes, steel = good!