Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hauling Out

Today was haul out day. We moved to the haul out slip about 11 this morning after washing the outside of the boat and unloading everything we want to take home for the winter.

The radar mast is being lowered.


The lift slings were then placed under the keel in just the right spots. Easy to tell, since the sides of the boat say "Lift here."



Mara Beel is gently lifted out of the water.


Next, the boat is maneuvered around to be backed into the storage building.


"Snake" power washed the hull.







Finally, she's moved inside the building:



Mara Beel is resting on this cradle until spring. The whole process took about 3 hours, with a few interruptions.


We are sad to put her away for the winter, but the weather is supposed to turn snarly later this week. It's time.

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