First, just a few photos of a big tide on the low end, and what it does to boats in my marina. My boat dried out like this one one time, and it bent a stanchion as it leaned over against the finger pier – that’s the main reason why I haul out every winter. The boat featured here is a Compac Yachts 23. These are beautiful little boats, with quality componants, a fixed stub keel, and I suspect, pretty sailing characteristics. I’ve always admired them, so it’s nice to have one in the marina to look at all the time.
If you’re interested to know more about Compac Yachts, here’s a link: https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/com-pac-23-mk-3
The tide is about -2 feet today, so all the shallow slips dry out. We had a shallow slip when we first came to this marina, but after the first season, we asked to move the boat to one of the deeper slips. We haven’t had a problem since then, but we also don’t leave the boat in the water for the winter either.
I delivered Cay of Sea across the creek last week for haulout. Here’s the evidence. Winterizing seemed unusually easy this year. . . hmmmm, I wonder what I forgot! She’s out of the water now, and I still need to put on the winter cover. I guess that will make it seem like I’ve done enough work.