To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

Bottom Paint, Topside Wash & Wax

Here's everything we own in the world: boat and truck. It's so rare to see it so close together.

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(Okay, there's a mattress and a few boxes of things at Diane's. Except for stray bits of junk, like the camera I'm holding, this is it.)

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Here's Red Ranger in the slings. getting lifted.

This is an important bit of reference material. It shows where the sling operator liked to put the straps.

Helpful to know for the next haul-out and paint day.

And here's the other haul-out job: replacing the chain.


Pulling it out of the anchor locker and throwing it down in the parking lot? Fun.

Pulling the 200 feet of chain up from the parking lot?

That's a lot of heavy lifting. It's about 1.6 pounds per foot. I'd guess we're close to 15' vertical.

So, pull up 24 pounds of chain and set it on deck. Maybe 60 reps.

CA was too busy feeding the chain out of the box in the back of the truck to take pictures.

The new chain? Not rusty.

I still have to connect it to the anchor and the rope rode. Much to do when we get launched again.