I picked up Spark a week ago from Quakertown Pa where she had been sequestered in a barn since 1985. The story is the same all over, her owner was going to retire to a lake side house in a couple of years and restore the GP and keep her in the boat house. Unfortunately for them both, his Ex got the lakeside house in the Divorce.
With it getting dark and not trusting the small trailer wheels on the ancient Moody Trailer, I decided to stay off of the Pa Turnpike. Route 309 was worse, a busy road that wends through all the towns north and west of Philiadelphia, traffic was bumper to bumper most of the way as people got off work and went Christmas shopping.
The lights on the trailer did not work and the spruce mast stuck a good 8 feet behind Spark's stern when I headed off to the nearest store. A set of magnetic towing lights strapped to the stern and a cheap reflective vest strapped to the end of the spar and I was off, bumper to mast all the way through Lincoln Drive to the Schuylkill Expressway and finally to home. A long trip, but completely worth it.