Last week was totally miserable, lets be honest – nobody likes yard time when living on a boat.
The (waay) cheaper option is to live onboard while you’re hauled out, which is totally do-able and not that bad if you’re just a couple with no kids. When you add kids, a tall unstable ladder, toxic dirt and loud power tools, it’s a recipe for disaster.
We sucked it up and rented a hotel apartment for 10 days which we ended up having to move to another hotel after for an extra 3 nights because of the sand blasting debacle.
Here’s the run down. We needed to get the hull (under the waterline) blasted to remove a year + of barnacles so we thought we might as well get the rest of the hull blasted and bring her down to an aluminum hull – Carl’s dream.