Raising the boat
Rebecca and I spent a good chunk of the day yesterday going through our “garage” (port berth), item by item. Our plan was to locate things to sell, give away or throw away, our criteria being that if we haven’t used it in two years, and it does not fit into the categories of spare parts or safety gear, it goes.
A boat like ours is not only small but is also fairly weight sensitive. It performs much better when it is kept light. Unfortunately, just as it is on land, it is all too easy to accumulate “stuff” and a regular spring cleaning is necessary. I’d say we were quite successful in that we filled a large garbage bag with stuff to throw away and itemized a dozen or more other things to find new homes for. Now we just need to tackle the remaining storage areas on the boat and see what we can find in them to get rid of!