Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Haul out!

We are at Bayliss Boatyard in Wanchese for a few days. Here are a couple of pictures from the haul-out process. These guys are really good. There was not one un-smooth motion throughout the lift and blocking process. 
They have been very nice to us and we have had a blast hanging around, hearing the stories, watching the activity and talking with everyone. Had some great seafood next door at O'Neals Seafood Harvest. So, we are trying to make the best of the prescribed insurance inspection.This is a very slick operation. Very professional. Of course, they build custom boats that range up to 80' so we are pretty small in comparison. 
The place is very dog friendly. They have one local dog that has been adopted by the owner. He spends his days in the office and, at the end of the day, the last one to leave drops the dog off at his home down the street. Roux took advantage of the hospitable environment to wander around. We had to go track him down. Found him in the Service office down by the dock getting water from the office water-cooler. 

 Here is a gallery of our neighbors and transients. The big one at the bottom also had a grounding problem. I am sure his bill will be considerably higher than our's.

Home port - Midlothian, VA!

We are surrounded by multi-million dollar, custom built sportfisher boats and yachts. We still like SeaClearly best.


  1. And did you have any visible damage below the water line?

  2. No. You may be able to see in the pictures that there are parts on her bottom that didn't have any paint left. Living in shallow water does not suit her. We will get sanded, re-primed and new paint. Sure wish we were on our way to the meet-up. We are trying to have fun in the boatyard.