Saturday, November 14, 2009

Shrinkwrap Is All Done

Well, we are here at Constitution Marina with Waterdancer completely shrinkwrapped. A friend mentioned one day, that there is a devious satisfaction of playing with a shrink-gun that can instantly combust anything in it's path if brought too close. 300,000 BTU/hour is a lot of energy.

We have a new door this year. It is a screen door but I am planning on getting a Plexiglas cover for it. When it gets cold and windy, it is amazing how much heat a good wrap with a solid door can retain.
There have been days when it was sunny and 20 degrees outside while we were warm and cozy in the cockpit without any additional heat.

Now I need to clean up all the mess and tools that are all over the cockpit. The boat actually provides for a nice social area in the winter time. Having the cockpit as a living area under the shrinkwrap is great.

I am glad that I was able to finish the shrinkwrap though. It is raining cats and dogs here, a huge storm moved up from the south. The winds are not too bad, but it is wet, very wet. Somebody posted that it had rained so much in the DC area , that the fixed docks got flooded, and some liveaboards could not get off their boats !
Last evening, the winds peaked with this storm as Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, Cape Henry, Norfolk and Oceana gusted to between 70 and 75 mph, causing many power outages. Into tonight, winds will gust to between 40 and 50 mph from Nantucket and Long Island to the Jersey shore and the Delmarva Peninsula. The risk for power outages will expand northward with these winds.
Strong winds will focus on southeast Massachusetts on Saturday, possibly gusting to over 50 mph on Nantucket.

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