Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sea Otter IV


While most boats are launched in the spring, there are a few that get hauled out instead. Like many fishing and commercial boats, Sea Otter IV stays in the water all winter. Once the spring rush of launching boats begins to subside, she gets hauled to have her bottom cleaned and painted. Within a few days, she is back in the water, and as good as new.
Commonly known as a short haul, a boat will come out of the water for anywhere from a few hours, to a week or two, depending on how much work there is to be done.

3 comments:

Ocean Girl said...

We just had ours done. The last bottom paint job lasted two years. I guess that is as good as it gets.

Erica Houskeeper said...

Something about this photo has a very vintage look. Reminds me of a photo from the 1960s. Very nice colors.

matthew houskeeper said...

Ocean Girl,
Two years is pretty good. At least around here.

Erica,
It's an older style boat, and the pastel colors give it a sort of vintage look. Also, instead of shooting at sundown, I have been taking some very early morning photos recently.