Just a Quick Update

22 Jun

Not too much to report.  Boyd has been messing around with some thru-hulls and I continue my campaign to replace all the caulking and brightwork on Bushranger. So, nothing exciting to talk about there…

That there is one pretty thru-hull-in-progress!

…and that’s a beautiful completed filled-in thru-hull…

Can you tell that the wood is naked? I’ve heat-gunned the varnish right off! Oops, I’ve put the photo in 90 degrees off; all well, you still get the picture, so to speak…

We met some new friends. Ann and Hank own ‘Queen Ann’s Revenge’.  They have been living their dream for quite a few years.  ‘Queen Ann’s Revenge’ is a beautiful 42 foot trawler that is perfectly set up to live aboard – which Ann and Hank have been doing for the past three and a half years. Before that they owned a sailboat. Boyd and I stopped by ‘Queen Ann’s Revenge’ for a some boattails (that’s cocktails on a boat) last night and really enjoyed getting to know this boating couple…but I think I may have a bit of boat-envy…

4 Responses to “Just a Quick Update”

  1. pat merten June 22, 2012 at 16:06 #

    Hang in there! Soon it will be your turn to inspire envy as visitors enjoy cocktails on Bushranger.

  2. jdepodwin June 23, 2012 at 20:53 #

    Love the name of their boat. Where are your new friends from originally? Boat has a British sound to it.

    • The Robinsons June 24, 2012 at 06:22 #

      The boat name is a pirate reference (it was the flagship for Blackbeard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Anne's_Revenge). Ann says that when Hank suggested they name it Queen Ann’s Revenge, she thought it was a joke. She says that it is actually an appropriate name, in that Hank DOES treat her ‘like a queen’ — and he actually refers to her as ‘the queen’. They are both really lovely people!

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