Spring cleaning I guess you would say. Out with the salt and sand of winter and in with the scraping and raking sounds of renewal and color. Just have to get rid of all that white.
Spring reminds me of not only the household chores and yard chores right around the corner but my boat chores. The regular maintenance I give to my kayak every year. Tightening all the deck screws, ensuring my deck-lines are not frayed, tightening my seat, checking for cracks or leaks, wear and tear, and any issues I may discover when I do a VSBE (visual surveillance of boat extremities). My boat this year is also going to need some serious buffing of the outer deck and hull as I have accumulated many nicks and slight discolouration's from use over the last few years. Hopefully It will be done before our First PAddle Symposium in MAy.
That is not to say we shouldn’t be checking our boat for these things each and every time we put our boat in the water but spring just makes me a bit more thorough because I will be doing more paddling in the coming months than I did in the previous 4.