I pulled the boat out two days prior to the scene shown in the video clip below. This was due to an unseasonably cold weather forecast. I did not expect, however, that the wind conditions would get as bad as they did.
Even with heavy dock lines and shock-absorbers, I don’t think the boat would survived this prolonged pounding in the slip. The cleats would have eventually been ripped out, casting the boat into the shoreline rocks to be busted up and scuttled.
Luckily, I paid attention to the forecast. I am glad to report that my boat is safely on its trailer, winterized, and ready to be launched next spring.
Filmed by Jill Hedeen of KPAX-TV
After 18 great years here, we have decided to sell our Montana home. We have loved it, but the time has come to turn the page to a new chapter. Our housing needs have changed since we arrived on Political Hill and purchased our home from the Bushes over Presidents Day weekend 2002 (all true, BTW).
This may take us a year or so. And we will likely stay in Montana, though we will explore all options. Yet, some days we are tempted to return to warmer latitudes and sailing, so who knows.
I’ve been in a bit of a folk/bluegrass phase lately and like much of what has been put out by this group, Mandolin Orange.
This video has decent audio recording quality for open-air.
A Montana lake, a boat & fishing rod, a GoPro camera, a little editing knowledge, and apparently too much free time.
A guy can dream can’t he?