Wednesday, July 10, 2013

4th of July and haul out

July 4th, 2013

In years past we have docked in Bristol, RI for the week preceding the holiday. The Harbormaster’s office was a little disorganized this year and it appeared that slips were only available by reservation. Rather than take a chance, we decided to stay at our home marina in Warwick Cove. We ended up with a good sized audience on July 3rd, with plenty of food and drink for all. Warwick put on an excellent show and the weather cooperated with a mostly clear sky. Having our grandkids on The Rose is always special, especially when they’re stunned by the light show.

    We had about a dozen family members and there was plenty      
    of room aft of the pilot house.


                   Young and old, we all enjoyed the show

                           This one got a lot of attention!

Earlier in the month we were hauled out to have the hull waxed & buffed, her bottom power washed and painted, along with replacing the zincs. Last year I was convinced by “experts” to use a different bottom paint. It did not work as promised, so this year I went back to my usual product. Normally we only need bottom paint every other year and power wash in between. Three days from haul out to splash and she's bright and shiny!


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