Having the boat out of the water made both of us rather uneasy. Seeing the bottom caked with barnacles, algea, and mollusks made me re-think my love for Louise, for they were so firmly attached you would think they loved her more. Unfortunately for them, a power washer ripped them from their new found home. Sorry little girls & guys. I worked my ass off re-sanding and re-painting the bottom of Louise last summer, and was happy to see them go. Plus, if I were Louise, I certainly would’t want anything permanently stuck to/living on my undercarriage.
You always find out things you don’t want to hear when you go to the doctor. Same goes for when you pull your boat out of the water. A scary appointment. Little did we know our rudder was rusted and cracked on both sides. The fiberglass surgeon fixed her up in no time with a reasonable bill to pay. Originally we pulled Louise with the sole purpose of having the new Simrad transducer installed, but along the way we discovered some must-fix issues. So thank goodness we pulled her out and got to give her a thorough inspection. ALSO thanks a ton to Diversified Yacht Services. Everyone was extremely friendly and efficient, I would send anyone their way. Louise was back in the water on schedule. Where she belongs. It’s go time.