Yep, its that time of year here at 45N lat that we really start looking forward to spring. It is February 1st, 2013. The air temperature right now is -13F, that's -25C for you metric folks. Yep, its damn cold out but what does one expect at this latitude at this time of year. Oh well, about 12 weeks +/- until we can launch. About the earliest here is mid April.
I have made some progress on things boatwise and in the winter in MN, that means I have spent some $$ on the boat. Getting things together so I can run the halyards to the cockpit. A few nice to haves like brand new fenders that I probably paid too much for but.... And a new Windex as I snapped the vane on mine last fall as I was puttering about. Might be an annual expense at this rate.
I will not be in Excelsior bay this season, I will be moving to Wayzata Bay on my lake and will be a member of the Wayzata Yacht Club. I will be trying my hand at racing this season. Yes I know what ya'll is thinking. He is going to race an O'Day 25 CB? Yep, why the hell not? Will be learning a lot and having fun doing it. I will still be on a buoy but, hell that's fine with me. So as you can see below, these are the current docks at Wayzata..... frozen and lonely.... But in a blink of an eye and some more boat bucks spent, it will be launch day before ya know it.