The Blue Tarp Group



Yes. We have lowered ourselves to being THE BLUE TARP BOATYARD PEOPLE. We put up the tarps to  
 a. Keep the sun off the deck and lower the inside temperature, and  
b. To be able to keep the hatches open when it rains, so we don’t melt inside in the closed-up boat.

I will be the first to say that living in the yard really sucks. I should know, just three months ago, we refloated after a six- week stay in a boatyard. However, I am trying to put this in a good light and since I have wanted to do a “top-ten” list on the blog, I figure there’s no better time than the present to combine the two. So here’s

THE TOP TEN REASONS BEING ON THE HARD IS A GOOD THING

10. I don’t have to worry about my anchor dragging.

9. My boat’s not sinking.

8. Barnacles are not attaching themselves to my bottom.

7. My batteries are charging.

6. Getting to shore doesn’t involve a wet dinghy ride.

5. I’m getting my stair stepping exercise every day.

 4. The marina/ yard has potlucks on Sundays.

3. I can ride my bike without the gymnastics of lowering it off the boat and into the dink.

 2. Doing laundry doesn’t involve a bucket or toilet plunger.

And the top reason being on the hard might be a good thing,

1. I haven’t had to call Towboat US because I’ve gone aground!





4 comments:

Darrell, Ann, and Roxy said...

Hahaha. We have been in that tarp group in Charleston! Lovin' Ocracoke!

Anonymous said...

OMG. My sides hurt from laughing. Its all so true!

s/v BlueAyes

S/V Iron Jack said...

Martha, you are getting soft as you get older. I bet you could have lived without the tarps 10 years ago.:):)

MJ said...

@ Iron Jack, Yeah, bet I couldn't have afforded the tarps 10 yrs ago lol!!