Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Spring Ritual

Yep, that's me. Ya know, before you can race the boat, ya gotta prep the boat! In the case of Shark, #901, Ambitious, that means a lot of sanding and painting. I always find spring too busy because Ambitious is, well,  an Ambitious project. Structurally,a solid boat , she is, but a fixer-upper in terms of one design class racing standards. So, incrementally each year, in addition to taking care of her bumps and bruises, I try and make her a little faster. Right now, keel maintenance and making the hull a little smoother and faster is the order of the day. See you if not in the yard, than on the water soon! Making control lines more efficient is next.