Saturday, September 28, 2013

Rainy Day Projects Begin

Rainy Day Projects Begin -- Saturday, September 28, 2013 -- You have heard all the stories about the rain in Seattle (Western Washington)--they are sort of true.  Seattle is the rainiest city in the contiguous 48--but not in inches--in days.  We average 162 rainy days a year producing about 50 inches of precipitation*.  I just covered the Tanzer hoping to get out a few more times this year, but that isn't going to happen.  We're lucky; we have carport that was enclosed last year--we call it the covered bridge since there aren't any windows.  The Tanzer will spend the winter in there.  In the meantime we can get started on our rainy day projects.

Western Washington winters are mild--but they are dreary and long.
Yesterday we added new shackles on the trailer so the tie downs will work better. Today we started on a new tiller. The current tiller has some cracks that may break if we get some really strong wind.  It will be made out of some mahogany salvaged from an old house that is one of the current Accurate Home Repair projects.
Cliche for today:  An ounce of image is worth a pound of substance.
* Avg annual precipitation:  NY City:  47 in, Chicago:  39 in, Miami:  62 in, San Francisco 22 in, Ketchican 202 in--and they only have 47 miles of paved road and a Harley dealership.

A tiller is not something you want to break while your'e out on the water

The new tiller will come from these 50-year old boards that used to be door jambs.

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