Where’s a snowshovel when you need it?

12 Jan

Epic snow (for Portland), with overnight accumulation of nearly a foot! Poor Tango sank down several inches below her waterline, and the bimini and trampoline have new stretch marks.

Need to shovel off the snow, but don’t have one waiting in the forward hold? Why would we – this is Portland after all. We thought our days of bitter, snowy Maryland winters worrying about de-icing, shoveling, winterizing engines and buying bubblers were behind us. 

No worries! A dust bin, a collander and a squeegee will also do. Sailors can find many uses for an item, or necessity is the mother of invention, right? 

With Tango a few pounds lighter, some of the crew took a school break to throw a few snowballs and bound with the crazy dogs. Some of the other crew just hid under afghans and wished for warmer weather. 😊

One Response to “Where’s a snowshovel when you need it?”

  1. myowncaptain January 12, 2017 at 2:46 am #

    Heya,

    Wow, that snow is intense… Makes me glad we’re still in the apartment! We have a captain bringing the boat the rest of the way for us. It’ll get here sometime in the spring.

    Just wondering about one if your previous posts stating that the rates for live aboard rose significantly… Would you mind filling me in on the details about that?

    Have you found a land place to stay yet? A little rough looking with all this snow!

    Taunya SV On the Bright Side

    On Jan 11, 2017 10:03 PM, “Life Aboard S/V Tango” wrote:

    > four2tango posted: “Epic snow (for Portland), with overnight accumulation > of nearly a foot! Poor Tango sank down several inches below her waterline, > and the bimini and trampoline have new stretch marks. Need to shovel off > the snow, but don’t have one waiting in the forward ” >

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