For many boaters in the northeast, the time from mid-December to mid-March brings on some level of amarinus extremus. An affliction whose milder characteristics include the unwarranted application of suntan lotion, donning of topsiders to shovel the drive and the re-emergence of small plastic floating objects in the bath, amarinus extremus left unchecked can result in some serious consequences. Last season, for example, a more severe case resulted in a boater installing bow thrusters on his Chevy Suburban.
This condition can be treated if caught early; the installation of masthead tri-lights atop a Christmas tree is a warning sign. When you see this happening, re-immerse the boater in some form of boating activity immediately. Many initial treatments involve gingerbeer, usually with rum. Treatments should include hands-on boating projects; here is a list of some quickies published by Boating Magazine five years ago which have broad application today.
However, these are band aids. The only real cure is action involving the boater’s vessel. Here, we can help. What better way to engage with your boat during the frigid winter months than to let us upgrade or repair the systems within your vessel? New AC sure would be nice, right? OK – bad example when the mercury is plummeting. How about a new heating system? What about dry bilge systems? We’ve recently partnered with Arid Bilge to install systems that will have the bottom of your boat feeling like the Sahara.
We know how important getting projects like these underway can be to curing Mal de Tierra so right now through February 28, 2015, we are offering a 25% reduction in our normal labor rates. So give us a call or drop us an email; we’ll do our part to stem this scourge of the non-seas!