I guess I was a little anxious to get going this year on getting the boat ready. This was the first year I was sanding the hull in a snowstorm ! The day started out fine, I managed to sand all the varnish and would have moved on to the gray of the cockpit, but there was still snow and ice inside. So I moved on to the outside of the hull. (Its long past polished gel coat) About halfway into the job it started spitting, and by the time I was finished it was coming down hard ! I must admit that’s a first. In addition to the regular stuff I have ordered some new custom forward windows for the Miss Jillian.
I suppose due to the weather we’ve been having this spring to date is going to push back the arrival of the schoolies a bit. Bob at the Hole In One coffee shop in Orleans says the first ones will be caught on April 12 Th. I think he might be a tad early but we’ll soon see.
By now most of you have received your postcards and hopefully you have them magnetized to the fridge door to remind you about the GREAT summer bass fishing you will not want miss out on. The reservations are coming more steadily now, especially when the weather is nice. I sent out another T-shirt last week to Bob Trudel of Lowell MA as the 15 Th respondent. The daffodils are up about 3 inches and the cardinals are claiming their territories in the trees around my yard. Spring is right around the corner. Soon the worm castings will appear again and the peepers will be singing their cheerful spring song. Right behind will be the herring in the runs and the bass behind them. Other than that there isn’t much to report.
Bruce & Miss Jillian