Pre-Season Prep Work – Boat Chores at Home

If you watched our recent YouTube video, you know that we are in full swing with pre-season boat work.  Jeff took a one-way rental to Annapolis over the weekend and is now adjusting to life back on the hard.  Despite being aboard for a few days already, he has refused to remove the winter shrink wrap, as he feels that it helps provide a bit of insulation from the still nippy April air.

Packing the essentials

Packing the essentials

Kitty Meow assisting with the packing

Kitty Meow assisting with the packing

Back at the homestead, I have been busy setting up the sewing machine and planning a work schedule that includes new salon cushions, a new stack pack, repairs to our bimini, completing a bug enclosure for the cockpit, and restuffing some store bought pilllows that have gone flat.  I will also do a massive provisioning event that will include visits to Costco, Hy-vee, Trader Joe’s, and Schnucks.

Using old salon cushion foam as a template for the new cushions

Using old salon cushion foam as a template for the new cushions

The two fabrics that I will be using to make the salon cushion covers

The two fabrics that I will be using to make the salon cushion covers

The nasty old foam from the salon cushions

The nasty old foam from the salon cushions

The dated but still in relatively good condition cushion covers that came with the boat when we purchased her.

The dated but still in relatively good condition cushion covers that came with the boat when we purchased her.

The store bought pillows that have deflated and need new innards

The store bought pillows that have deflated and need new innards

The soon-to-be-fabulous, fugal sailor's, full cockpit no-see-um screen

The soon-to-be-fabulous, fugal sailor’s, full cockpit no-see-um screen

Directions that came with the Sailrite Stack Pack kit

Directions that came with the Sailrite Stack Pack kit

I have about 5 weeks to provision and get all of these sewing projects complete. Please send encouraging words, podcast suggestions, and bottles of Riesling 🙂

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One Response to Pre-Season Prep Work – Boat Chores at Home

  1. Daniel says:

    It has been a little chilly lately, but it’ll warm up soon enough.

    Safe travels.

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