The day has come, the season is here;
Boatyards are bustling, winter covers disappear.
Just enough time for wax and paint;
Soon there will be trips to places far and quaint.
But first, there's oil to be changed;
There's storage and gear to be rearranged.
Don't forget to check batteries, plugs, and seacocks;
Sand out, dry and fill those blistering pox.
Bring aboard canvas, cushions, and sails;
Soon water will be rushing past the rails.
Diesel smoke, clackety-clack and more loud sound;
The travel lift is on its' way to awaken s/v Island Bound.
Up she rises, off the jack stands in a flash;
To the launch basin and finally...SPLASH!
|Launch Day 2012: I couldn't be happier!|