Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Early December 2006:
The leaves have fallen and winter is on the way and now Evergreen is "on the hard" and having both structural and cosmetic surgery done during the off months. Among other things her bottom has been soda blasted in anticipation of a new barrier coat and her rudder removed. We delivered the original rudder to Robinhood Marine for use as a template in the manufacture of a new rudder. Cape Dory 36s are still being made at Robinhood Marine upon request.
The sailing season in Maryland was winding down, however, we could not resist the temptation to get out on our new boat. On top of that we had not sailed all summer so we were almost feverish with the need to go sailing. So we drove to Maryland and spent the first couple days on Evergreen in the marina trying to figure her out.