Rite of Passage: Haul-Out!

Our Review of the Georgetown Yacht Basin




This month we had a rite of passage as boat owners - we had our first haul-out!



The last time Lost Cat was pulled out of the water was exactly one year ago, in August of 2019, when we had her surveyed before putting in our offer to buy.



Since then we’ve sailed Lost Cat around the Florida coast, across to the Bahamas, and 300 nautical miles up the east coast of the USA to our current location - Maryland.



In mid-August we pulled in to the Georgetown Yacht Basin - where we had the boat scheduled to be hauled out for 2 weeks to complete the following repairs and updates:


  • Bottom Power Washed, Sanded, and Repainted

  • Sail Drives Repaired

  • Hulls Polished (first by hand, and then with rotary polisher)

  • New Boat Name (Vinyl by Graphics, Signs & Wraps)

  • Anchor Chain Extended

  • New Halyard Line Installed


James made a video about our experience at the Georgetown Yacht Basin, and whether he'd recommend it to other catamaran owners looking to get some boat work done.


See our updates and hear his review of Georgetown Yacht Basin in the video below:




For me, a highlight of our experience in Georgetown was our stay at the historic Kitty Knight House - conveniently located just up the hill from the boat yard.

The historic property is beautiful, and matched only by the amazing sunsets on their deck!



I had the opportunity to interview the owner of the Kitty Knight, Sueann Hall, and pieced together a little video (above) about the property and the history of it’s namesake - Ms. Kitty Knight.



Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions about our haul-out experience, shoot us an email and we'll get back to you: lifeat8knots@gmail.com


- Julia

First Mate, SV Lost Cat



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