Our new front deck and stairs are now complete. Thanks, Mark!
Winter’s gone! We went to the marina and did some spring cleaning and gardening on Sunday, April 6, 2014.
Photos of the houseboat and the marina during this winter’s polar vortex (taken mid Feb, 2014).
This past weekend Matt from Closed Loop Advisors made a trip out to the boat and installed this awesome gadget that will measure wind strength, direction, rainfall and humidity so that we can start investigating alternative and sustainable power sources for the boat. We’re excited to see what the wireless weather station tells us after 3 months of gathering data!
This past weekend we rotated the boat and re-tied her so that the long side is moored securely on the main C Dock channel and the front of the boat faces the marina entrance and is accessible from a finger dock. It was an awesome team effort and she’ll be much more secure and less vulnerable to violent winds with this new orientation!
Snow may still be falling, but warm weather is on the way and we’re delighted to report that the boat has made it through the winter!
Right now she’s the only craft in the water on C Dock, just one slip away from where she spent the summer. The main issue has been managing the water intake from the gashes formed by metal jutting out from the dock broken during Sandy. Our battery-operated bilge pump and dehumidifying system inside the hull have been doing a fair job of keeping her warm and dry. Currently, we are heading to the marina periodically to bail out any collected water by hand and re-charge the battery. We’re looking forward to spending quality time out there and getting some more work done as soon as possible. So happy that summer is on the horizon!