Friday, June 11, 2010

EZ1 on dry dock

The crane dropped the slings under the boat and then slowly lifted the 65' boot in the air. Now the EZ1 is resting on massive cement blocks so that dad and the boatyard crew can mend, clean and then repaint the bottom.

For perspective, dad is 6' and he has to hunch over almost in half to walk under the boat to work. Most of the time it's easier just to crawl. The second pic is of a dock yard worker doing some grinding on the hull. Imagine 130 tons of hard steel hanging over your head!

It's going to be a busy few weeks until they can get the boat back in the water and go catch some albacore...


  1. This is cool stuff, Steph. How old is the EZ1 now? I remember when your dad was building...seemed to take yonks, and then suddenly, there it was: bright red and headed north!

  2. Thanks for being my first follower! The boat is 23 years old now - Mike and Dad built it as their 'getting to know the new in-law' project. It's hard to believe that much water has passed under the hull...