March 16, 2018
Just over a week earlier, after several weeks of above-normal temperatures and no snowstorms, the ground around Scupper’s storage area had been bare and easily accessible. Alas, two hefty snowstorms over a period of only 5 days changed that, and just a few days before I was planning on shuffling boats and moving her indoors.
After both snowstorms, I shoveled out around the jackstands to keep them from freezing into the ground or ice, and after the second (larger) storm on March 13, I took advantage of warm-ish post-storm temperatures to move the rest of the snow from around the boat, cleaning out an area with abundant room for my trailer.
Now, after another day’s wait while I attended to another project and gave the area a bit of melting time, I had as good a chance, weatherwise, as I was likely to get in the foreseeable future to move the boat indoors: sun and temperatures on either side of freezing, with the ground firm after overnight. So after I moved out the project I just completed, I picked up Scupper on the trailer and moved her in. I didn’t bother removing the tarp, as I just wanted to get the move completed, but with some gusty winds I did take the precaution of cutting off what I could to prevent it from possibly becoming a sail in a wind gust.
The move was uneventful and I was grateful to have her safely indoors, where she could thaw and melt off and I could get to work in the near future.
Total time billed on this job today: 1 hour
0600 Weather Observation: 30°, partly clear. Forecast for the day: Sunny and windy, high around 34°