sketches and anticdotes about my interests and travels
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Northwest ready for winter
This time of year most recreational boats along the North Channel have been pulled out of the water for the season. This steel trawler must have started out in life as a working boat, and has a few dents in her hull to prove it. I'm guessing its has been serving as someone's 'cottage' in it's senior years. As far as Northwest and her owner are concerned the gales of November are free to come early.
They use a travel lift in the Gore Bay harbour, which is a wheeled frame with slings to pick up the boat and manoeuvre between the quay and storage yard. As a result, owners leave the masts up all year on sailboats, so haul out and launch are a quick job.