Over the Fourth of July weekend, I was finally able to get the boat in the water! The prior week, the owner of the Bayview Boat Club was able to get a barge crew to install the lift in the water, after Deano Docks was unable or unwilling to.
It took a little bit of bribery, but in the end it was definitely worth it to not have to continue waiting on Deano.
The weekend of the Fourth, I trailered the boat and launched it, and after cruising the lake for a couple of hours I docked it on the lift, and used the deck of the boat to get the lift cover put on.
The slip is easy to get in and out of, and it’s been awesome to get the boat on the water multiple times every weekend since the lift went in. Here’s to an awesome rest of the summer of boating!