Our boat shed is looking spiffy again, thanks to a fresh coat of paint, including the signage above the door.
Thanks to all who worked on that, and especially Dale who did a lot (including climbing the ladder from a swaying dock to paint the top edge of the swaying shed!), and Bruce who painted the lettering on the sign.
The Davidson dinghy is coming along, with a good sanding, and a start on the patching job.
And we’ve come across some interesting info on derelict or wrecked boats, put out by Transport Canada – https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/abandoned-boats-wrecks-4454.html. This will answer some of those questions about rights and responsibilities when it comes to salvaging boat parts.
One more thing – when tying up Ragna after your sail, please use 3 lines – one of them a spring line from the stern to the forward cleat on the dock: this will prevent the paint on the transom and the nameplate from wearing out too quickly. It’s great to see the boats getting a lot of use!
Ok, just one more thing – the Granville Island Wooden Boat Festival is coming up quickly, as it tends to do – August 23-25. If you’re around, we would love to have you help out in some way – taking the boats over (Thursday night and Saturday morning), talking to people at our booth (Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday), participating in the dinghy races (Saturday 11am), or taking the boats back on Sunday late afternoon. Please get in touch with Georgina if you can help out!