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Old 07-06-2011
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The best storage yard in Maine!

We got a late start this year. Our launch took place Saturday morning in Northeast Harbor. That is Saturday, July 3rd!

The owner of the yard showed up with the boom truck just as the Brownell was backing into position at the ramp. He and his assistant skilfully stepped the mast and eased Tundra Down into the harbor. After thank yous and a smile he left to join his son's family to do some water skiing on one of our islands fw ponds. His son was home for 4 days leave from the Marines.

We did not launch TD last season. The boat was hauled December 14th the year before and sat on the hard for two winters. I did some important work on the boat thanks to the "free" availability of electricity, water, and a bathroom with a shower. Friendly, happy people who shared their time and facilities are getting less common everywhere these days.

The total bill for two years of storage where I could work on the boat any time I wanted with access to power and water, a pressure washer, room for scaffolding and the launch and mast stepping (on Saturday, July 3rd!!) was $850.00.

I don't want to tell you where exactly. It would be like revealing the location of my best trout fishing spot.

Thanks Ron! You guys are really special! You gotta love Maine!

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