Saturday, February 6, 2010

Whiteout

Even Dock Meister Bill is stunned from this latest snow fall. At last measurement it has snowed 26" but notice it is still snowing...

We woke up this morning to the gurgling sounds of all bilge pumps running. That got us out of bed quick. Travis began shoveling as I looked for the source of the leak. The enormous weight of the snow pushed us 5" below the waterline, and one of our empty thru-hulls that was above the waterline normally, freed itself of its wooden plug. That meant water coming in fast under the sink. It was an easy enough fix, as the wooden plug just needed to be shoved in. Then back to shoveling. T estimated that given our deck area, there was probably 8 tons of snow weighing the boat down.
But all is well, no worries. We have power, fresh coffee, and lots of adrenaline.


10 comments:

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

That is insane... and we whine about the rain out here? Yikes. Hey where exactly do you keep your boats? I lived in Bowie as a kid and we had a boat somewhere near the Kent Island Yacht Club (I think). I showed my mom pics of your boat under the snow the other day (on my phone so they were tiny) and she was wondering where you were. Stay warm, dry and above the water!

Travis and Maggie said...

Yes above water is key!
We are downtown Baltimore, the West Branch of the Inner Harbor. BY(O)B Yacht Club

Samantha said...

oh my god. i will never complain about rain again. i don't know how you guys do it!! stay warm!

Nishant said...

she was wondering where you were. Stay warm, dry and above the water!

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jomamma said...

OMG! You guys must be freezing!

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rob said...

Wow! best of luck stay warm and more importantly dry! its forcast here for the weekend (UK) but nothing like that I guess!

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