Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bringing the baby home...

Fast Forward time.
We spent 5 weeks in the boatyard. We traveled back and forth every weekend until we knew the roads and turns far too well (turn left just after the antique fire truck). We met some great people, had some memorable experiences, enjoyed Oriental. And, we got some work done

  • Teak - All exterior teak was refinished and got 8 coats of varnish. Peter (the teak guy) did a wonderful job. We may never be able to afford it again but she looks amazing.
  • Canvas - More yards of canvas than you can imagine. Dodger, Bimini, Connector, Full enclosure, covers, screens. We created an entire patio - and learned to love it already. The Inner Banks folks are artists.
  • Rigging - a couple of minor adjustments
  • Rubrail - Our own project. We removed, cleaned, rebedded and reinstalled the entire thing. I got obsessive and wore out my thumbnails scrapping rust stains. There are a lot of screws in a rubrail.
  • Mechanical - We traded in a wimpy, corroded SS mixing elbow for a very manly bronze - $$. Alignment and repack. Not too bad.
  • New name - We got the official name and hailing port on - SeaClearly  Kill Devil Hills, NC

And now, we are ready to bring her home.

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