12344Re: [SabreSailboat] Re: Boat Storage (So of Boston)
- Sep 1, 2007Even if it were possible to park Delphine in front of my building on West 79th Street, it would only be a matter of hours before the first spray painted "Yo" appeared on her hull.
The advantages of winter storage at Barron's Boat Yard in the Bronx are many. There's the toilet, for example. Not only does it flush, and not only does the lightbulb overhead get changed regularly, but on special days there are even soap and paper towels to remind us that we are, after all, not so very different from those posturing Brahmins at the yacht clubs over on the west side of the island.
Then there's the quotidian lesson in mortality offered next door at the NY City Department of Corrections dock. Once a day you can put down your tools and watch as the ferry to Hart Island pulls out with its cargo of unclaimed dead and a burial detail consisting of prisoners. Depend on New York City to think of a way to combine the moral lesson of the southern chain gang with the striking visual tableau of Böcklin's "Isle of the Dead".
Plus you get your boat hauled and blocked and stick pulled.
S28 MkII #532 "Delphine"
City Island, NY
From: "Jan Meermans" <workshoe99@...>
Subj: [SabreSailboat] Re: Boat Storage (So of Boston)
Date: Sat Sep 1, 2007 5:18 am
Ever since you posted the "blizzard" picture, I have been envious of
your storage situation and have always wanted to ask this question.
What is the process that you go through to get the boat in your
driveway? Do you own your own trailer? Crane? Truck? Brother-in-laws
truck/crane? Whatever you do, it must be cheaper than renting a spot
in the storage yard somewhere for the Winter. I confess that I
recently spent some time in my side yard/backyard measuring among the
rose bushes to see if our Sabre would fit back there. I now need to
check some crane lift charts to see what size crane could lift 16,000
at 70' radius. Not sure the neighborhood would tolerate a 150 ton
crane sitting in my driveway even for a few hours! All this because
the waiting list for a 40' slip out here is YEARS! When we come back
up from Mexico, not sure where we'll end up.
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