Notes from the Lynx-Happy Thanksgiving Weekend
Posted by Tall Ships America on November 29, 2010
After a Wednesday-evening feast of squash, mashed potatoes, gravy (including a vegetarian version), dinner rolls and delicious little cornish game hens, the crew of Lynx took a well-deserved break from spending hours hunched over the deck to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday.
This week, our maintenance projects have focused on replacing deck bungs, which are small discs of wood that are placed over the top of the wood screws that secure deck planking to the beams underneath. Working with the bungs involves a lot of time on hands and knees, and I’m sure we were quite a sight to the other boaters at St. Augustine Municipal Marina as we crawled over the deck, tapping bungs, clearing corrosion from the heads of fasteners, and gluing replacement bungs back down.Nevertheless, the deck looks much better with bungs in place, and it will stay much cleaner without all the little cavities for dust, food bits and other rubbish to collect.
The holiday has also brought a number of new boats into the marina with us, and we’ve made a few new friends on the docks — including a group who rigged up a television set so that they could keep tabs on the end-of-season college football games going on lately.For anyone who may have missed it, Auburn squeaked out a victory over rival Alabama and will be headed to the SEC Championship Game next weekend. Lynx‘s captain is an Auburn alum (2001 for those who are counting) and is thankful this year to be on shore often enough to have kept tabs on the football season.
Hope that everyone at home has had a lovely holiday…