The boat yard
April and May are busy months at the boat yard in Homer. It seems like a hundred boats are being worked on at almost all the hours of the day. Nearby the F/V Ounce, which we've been working on, the Xenon is getting a new house, John's gillnetter is being re-powered, and Brad is finishing a new cape/rub rail on his seiner. This season, the Ounce got a new propeller shaft and cutlass bearings, new dripless shaft seals, new hydraulic lines and rebuilt valves, rebuilt steering ram and a functioning anchor winch. All the belts, filters, and fluids also got changed. We're in the water now and ready to fish!