Boat life…under a blue tarp

Without windows, rainy days present a challenge. Our ‘big blu‘ tarp leaks. It rains inside.

Daily afternoon thunderstorms, add a touch more drama. 50 knot winds during one recent intense electrical storm set the bucket brigade on Cat Maudy into perpetual motion. We watched helplessly as one of our 2 outer blue tarps flew off the salon. One tarp remained. With 8 buckets capturing only part of the torrential downpour, if we lost the 2nd tarp – we would be totally exposed to horizontal rains.

Tarp #2 held on. Twenty minutes later – the winds subsided, and the electrical storm moved northeast. We would spend the next 24 hours drying out.

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