There were others laboring toward the new season as well. A team of two was replacing a damaged side panel and rub rail on the house boat they brought in near the end of last season. It looked to be a pretty good sized project. Another friend was seen carrying a bottle jack down the dock. It seems a bulkhead had rotted out of his pride and joy, the jack was needed to lift the cabin top up enough to install the new one he had fabricated over the winter. I didn't see it but Deb says it
is a beautiful bit of work.
The marina's newest newly weds are refurbishing a boat off site, the sale of which will help finance a trip to France. This is in addition to their on-site boat which is a multi-year cruising project of its own. Close to their dock another friend is replacing a badly warped chain locker lid with a new fiberglass unit he fabricated over the winter.
Up on the hard yet another boat is in the final stages of having its cabin sole replaced, a job the owner knew was needed when he bought the boat.
In our marina is a boat the owner bought as basically a hull. He then built a ketch rig with a custom deck just because he wanted one. At another slip sits another ketch rig built from scratch. At least one custom rudder was fabricated and installed over this season, to go along with a custom built bowsprit for off-wind gear. The intent for all this effort is to have the fastest, best-handling, Catalina 30 in captivity.