Today was another nice day on the upper Chesapeake, but it was not a day to enjoy Carina on a day's outing. It was time to move her from her summer home to her winter home @ Tidewater Marina in Havre de Grace, MD (just a short motor trip away).
We went in, got a pump out (not a nice job, but a necessary one). They then directed me to a slip where I had to back in from the starboard side. A port side back is easier as it allows the prop-walk to assist as it will push the aft of the boat to port. Oh well, it didn't go too bad and I got in without hitting anything (actually pretty smooth). I did have one slight mishap when I put her in forward instead of reverse, but I was able to recover quickly without any issue.
The last thing I will need to do before they (Tidewater) pull her out of the water is to winterize the raw water side of the cooling system. Then once she is out, put her winter cover on.
I also have decided to slip Carina @ Tidewater for the 2010 season.