Charleston missed out on winter this year. Well, technically there were 4 days in January where the low was just below freezing, but then there were 14 days in January where the high was 70+ degrees. Normally I reserve the first week of the year for business “busy work” while I wait for the boating market to thaw. Not this year year though. This year I had three pre-purchase surveys the first week in January. I wore flip flops and short sleeves to all of them.
What does this mean? As far as surveying goes it means business is good. In fact everyone I know in this industry is summertime-busy right now. But I fear that a mild winter means a miserable summer is looming. So I’m not looking forward to that.
Environmentally speaking, I don’t pretend to know anymore than the NOAA and NASA articles I read every now and then, so I won’t get into that. I will be interested to see what next winter looks like though.
The goal for this blog is to simply record random observations – both surveying and non-surveying related – throughout the year. In theory, I’ll be able to see and track patterns in this obscure little niche of the marine industry. Below, I’ve posted a few boat photos from surveys I’ve conducted so far this year. As you can see, still a relatively diverse group of boats.