This morning I launched the anchor again. I like to pull it before we leave the boat because it hangs way out over the dock and I’m afraid someone will bang their head on it. When I pulled it in July it was so I could take the bow roller back to the prairies to rebuild it. Over the past couple of days I got all that new stainless mounted with some very expensive SS bolts. Over 5 bucks apiece for the 6” bolts and over 4 bucks for the rest of them.
After we got the anchor lowered overboard I pushed the button on the windlass and it came back aboard just as easy as can be. That’s a huge improvement over the old method where I had to perch out on the bow pulpit to help the anchor over the hump with a boat hook.
Next step is to fire up the old Lehmans and the antique Onan. If all that goes well I think we’ll take the boat over to the club on Wednesday afternoon. We’re the featured attraction at the speaker’s seminar Thursday evening. Our topic is “Cruising Offseason to Alaska – What Were we Thinking?”