Housekeeping

23 Oct

Would you call this ‘ship shape and Bristol fashion’?!? Nope…

So, believe it or not, he’s still scrubbing!

After removing the fuel tanks and engine, Boyd found that the bottom of the boat was covered in rust and ‘crap’…so, the thing to do was to make it ‘ship shape and Bristol fashion’…and, (tah-dah!) it is actually white under all that ‘crap’! Boyd has also discovered that the previous owners (over the past 30 years) had a tendency to simply leave old wires from replaced components rather than remove them.  So, that means that Boyd has to figure out which wires are actually operational and which wires are there just to confuse the issue — a large puzzle, don’t you think?

6 Responses to “Housekeeping”

  1. Scott October 23, 2011 at 11:14 #

    I’m really impressed with the work you are doing on Bushranger. Wow. Talk about a labor of love (I hope). But she looks great and I can imagine you two enjoying your trek around the US. I’ll follow the blog and see where we can catch up. All the best.

    • The Robinsons October 23, 2011 at 12:06 #

      Thanks Scott. We hope to bring Bushranger up to the coast of New Jersey when we finally get her up and operational. At which point, I hope I can tempt you and Bob over for dinner or drinks and a tour of the boat!

  2. Barbie Robinson October 31, 2011 at 03:07 #

    Hello Boydie & Lynnanne,
    I’ve changed back to my maiden name – Your name!!! Therefore, my new e-mail address is: brobi196@eq.edu.au

    Hey, good on you scrubbing the deck like a good saior!

    Pussycat looks gorgeous!

    Lotsalove
    Barbie.xxxx

    • The Robinsons November 2, 2011 at 14:44 #

      Hi Barbie, Well done — and it’s an excellent name, too. I liked it so much I married a man to get it!
      Boyd is doing a great job of not just scrubbing the deck, but ripping out engines, measuring tanks and essentially turning this venerable old lady into a hip and gorgeous eyecatcher (I’m taking about the boat by the way)! We’re in for an interesting ride!

      la

  3. Amanda November 2, 2011 at 07:24 #

    Hello! Finally logged into your Blog. It’s great to read your updates.

    Amanda x

    • The Robinsons November 2, 2011 at 14:37 #

      Hi Amanda, Great to hear from you. Hope all is well in Canberra. Give Paul me love.

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