Hundred Rabbits is snowed-in.
@neauoire I shoved most of the snow off Rosa Lusita‘s deck, but the snow around the cockpit and on the boom is just as deep. She looks like fluffed up bird now.
@neauoire I have no way to check because we’re frozen in, so nothing is moving up or down, not even the tide.
Wet or otherwise heavy snow would make the waterline go down quite a bit, though. I’ve seen it on other boats.
@neauoire I don’t think it’s possible to get any more stuck than this. I’m trying not to worry too much about the hull.
@neauoire Yep. It’s my first winter with the boat on water, and I’ve never encountered that much ice around a boat before.
One bit of advice that i received from the boaties living on inland waters around London, was that if you get ice forming around the hull, to monitor at and remove it regularly.
If you have a sheet of ice surrounding the hull, but the boat is still floating, then any impact on the ice-sheet, will directly apply lateral force onto the hull, where it is weakest.
Book a visit to the dry-dock in the springtime, so someone can check as part of your normal maintenance. :D
@BillySmith @neauoire that’s what I’ve been trying, but at this point it’s covering the whole harbour. It froze over so fast!
It’ll start thawing tomorrow, but I’d rather have it out of the solid ice before the temperatures makes everything more mobile, so that the ice bumps into the hull repeatedly.
@dualhammers I don't think we're gonna bike much these next few days, we'll just wait for the sun to melt the snow away.
@neauoire Are you worried about rust on the chains though? I haven't biked much this winter because I fret about the extra maintenance on the old gear
@dualhammers not really, we'll clean it up nicely when we can. Fresh water is probably good for them at this point, it'll melt the salt away!
@dualhammers our bikes are super simple, maybe we had gears and disk brakes it'd be a different story.
@neauoire nice one, based that off of a popular mechanics experiment with a rust proof bike, must rethink now. Will prob stick with skates starting off myself though, nice and easy to store as well, if bearings fuck up then its easy enough fix to boot.
@Morphchic it would take a lot, but yeah a heavy accumulation is basically that much more weight on the boat.
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