Getting ready for launching

The weather is getting warmer and drier by the day and the feeling of Spring soon arriving gets stronger and stronger. Now the sails are ready repaired for the season. The sail cover stackpack has a new “expensive” zipper. The to-do list is shrinking. This weekend we are going to have a look at the Marina and see if the snow is gone. Possibly not, since in between the covered boats the sun does not reach down and melt off the thick snowpack until quite late in the Spring.

Isabell is nice and dry inside during the winter. No problems whatsoever with condensation or dampness inside. That was another story with other boats I’ve had.

Nonetheless, most of the interior is sitting at home in the apartment, waiting for better weather, just like the Skipper…

This Spring not much underwater body work needs to be done. Most of the work is inside the cabin and bathroom. The heater is being fixed and the autopilot is at the workshop for service. Let’s hope it can still be used a few more years.
Here Isabell comes out of the water last year, see that there was very little fouling on the hull, in spite of no antifouling use. Great!

Author: captain

Johannes, born in 1960 in Zierikzee, The Netherlands. Owner of S/Y Isabell. Retired environmental toxicologist, now living aboard and sailing south.