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!