More Painting, Varnishing and Scraping

28 Oct

We’re starting to get ready for our big holiday trip (I know, you think we’re always on holiday, don’t you?). Besides having our bottom painted (be careful….don’t go there!!)…

…see how they have scraped the blue paint off the bottom….it’s going to be a black bottom when it’s done….much more dramatic, don’t ya’ think?…

…we are also putting the finishing touches on the stringers in preparation for the engine installation.  Boyd has finished the re-fiberglassing and is currently in the process of painting the stringers (battleship grey, of course).  After that, it’s a quick slap-on of the metal rails and gently slip that engine back on the shaft.  Soon, baby, soon…

….the stringers are sporting their fiberglass coating in this photo….

…and here you can sort of see the grey paint that Boyd has dressed them in as of today (the stringers are on the right side; sorry the photo isn’t that obvious)….

In the mean time, I’m still working on the brightwork

…shiny and lovely…I’ll take the blue painters tape off tomorrow….

and Boyd has made the anchor beauuutiful!

…is there anything more inspirational than a clean anchor up against a clear, blue sky?….I don’t think so….(maybe I need a bit more spice in my life?!?)

We are on a bit of a schedule, at the moment (I’m saying this very quietly so Murphy doesn’t hear me and throw a roadblock/speed bump in our way), since we plan to close up shop in mid November.  We’re traveling down to Florida to visit friends and family; then Boyd will be winging off to Sydney for some much needed TLC with the kids (I will be staying with my folks in Florida while Boyd is enjoying Sydney).

…. even if you want to be, it’s hard to be in two places at once….

4 Responses to “More Painting, Varnishing and Scraping”

  1. Amanda October 28, 2012 at 19:57 #

    I quite like the blue painters strip! Nice bright nautical colour / color.

    • Mrs Bushranger October 29, 2012 at 06:56 #

      Yah, blue is nice, but I’m looking forward to getting rid of all blue (I’m kind of in a red mood)…

  2. jdepodwin October 29, 2012 at 12:30 #

    Bushranger will soon get to feel that nice cool water under her hull…fantastic! And “No, Murphy, you are not invited to the party…”

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