Well I was all set for a last blast today as the weather turned out much better than forecast.
Got to the yard to find huge amount of water pooled in the cover - so much so when it flowed aft it lifted the front of the trailer off the ground
Good job I keep a block of wood underneath the skeg!
Then heard the whine of the bilge pump....I always turn this off when putting the boat away to save draining the battery - well always apart from this one time!
Enough power left to raise / lower engine, but nothing near enough to start the engine. At least I had the sense to check this before strapping up the trailer & towing to Brixham.
At least the Dartmouth Food Festival is on so, went into town and sampled some scoff and a few beers instead. Frustrating though!
Maybe I should invest in a bespoke / properly fitting cover that will keep the water out & fit round the A-frame instead of making the generic Random covers sort of fit!