January 11, 2023
The owner’s new outboard, ordered a few months earlier, had arrived at the dealer, so now I made plans to deliver the boat so the outboard could be rigged. Looking at forecast ahead, I chose a day with cold temperatures (an increasing rarity around here) to ensure that the roads would be as clean as possible, with no meltwater to besmirch the boat (there’d been just a little snow a few days earlier, and it was hanging around), and also planned to depart early, not only to avoid meltwater during the sun’s higher moments of the day, but also so I could get the boat delivered and then get back to the shop for work.
A few days ahead, I removed and stored the new canvas and GPS for safekeeping, and otherwise prepared the boat for transport.
The afternoon before, with good weather and no precipitation expected overnight, I moved the boat outdoors and hitched to the truck so I could be ready to go in the morning without effort.
Delivery to the outboard dealer first thing the next morning was successful and uneventful.
Total time billed on this job today: 3.5 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 11°, partly clear, dew point 6°. Forecast for the day: Sunny, 28°