What a spring we have had, temps in the 80’s one day and freeze warnings on some evenings.
This spring has been one like last year when I had all the problems with the trailer and getting the boat launched. If you have not heard that story, come fish with me because it is a long one.
So after last season, a lot of care was given to the condition of the trailer, timeliness of departure to Traverse City from the pole barn. We left around 8 am headed to TC with temperature sensor in hand. The trip went without a hitch and the boat was launched after checking all fluids. Tried to start port engine several times, no luck. Tried starboard engine, battery dead. I had charged the batteries while at the pole barn. After many minutes of trying, got the port engine started and jumped to the starboard and got it running. Quick lake ride to verify operation. Back to the slip and tied up. AMEN
Went to the boat with my power washer to power wash boat. Going great, boat was dirty and really needed this. One third of the way done and the power washer quit and died. Wanted to get the boat cleaned. so off to the store and got a new power washer and got it done.
Spent several days cleaning, organizing and finding items on the boat. Seems like this is every year and I am still not done with this project.
Wanted to go fishing to check out the boat and all the systems. Again, this is a regular spring agenda item before we say we are ready to go. Pulled out of the slip and starboard transmission cable broke and we had to hand over hand to get back in the slip.
Replaced the cable and hope to get fishing this weekend and verify the other systems.
Hopefully the rest of the summer will be uneventful other that being able to carry the cooler with all the fish in it.
See you soon.