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A HOT ONE June 6, 2011

Posted by sailingnightwatch in Durbeck, FL, Florida, ICW, Pensacola, Repairs, Restoration, Sailing, Sailing the ICW.

My goodness. First week in June and we have temps higher then most of August. Spring was great and long and wonderful. Then we stepped into the heart of summer. Such is life.

Once in the while we have to work on the boat, even in the heat of August. That was this weekend. We are to have guests next Saturday, so it was time to get the boat up to the Mates standards.

It was also time to get the awning up. The poor A/C units have a hard time with this high heat. With the awning up they still cycle during the heat of the day. We also are docked beside a large pine tree. When the wind is out of the west to southwest, pine needles fall on the deck. We also get pine sap that drips in the deck. They both leave brown spots. The only thing I have found that removes them is a heavy mixture of bleach and water. It does do the job. The only problem is you have to scrub on your hands and knees with a scrub brush, let is soak and then rinse it off. My old knees do not like crawling on the non-skid. Life on a boat.

Yesterday I Neverdulled my stainless, including the new bow sprit. That may become a problem. It polished up well this time, but I see where rust is starting along the angle irons that support the teak walkway. I might put another coat on today.

I did not miss a lot of sailing, we had light winds till mid afternoon when the sea breeze kick in. Hope there will be better breezes next Saturday.



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