sketches and anticdotes about my interests and travels
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
With the weather finally breaking after an usually harsh winter, tarpaulins are coming off in the boatyard daily. This Shark must be one of the early numbers, its hull is a mottled green with faded pink tones below the gelcoat showing through. These are great sailboats, and are still a popular racing class despite the age of the fleet, many of which date back to the mid 60's. Many of them have been re-gelcoated and look beautiful. I suspect that I will see the owner grinding and sanding the hull as we wait for the ice to blow out and the river to warm up.