Tomorrow Carl plans on leaving out for Louisiana so we can haul her out to complete the paint job. You can pretty much see yourself in her reflection! Finishing up putting on her cleats and blocks so she can be tied up at the dock. When she comes back from Louisiana we’ll then put the masts back on with the brand new rigging. She won’t be so naked anymore.
The fridge isn’t turned on in the picture but it works brilliantly. It was crazy how much better it worked with the new vents under Pri’s bed. Night and day.
Mike installed our new custom sink in the aft cabin, marvelous. We had planned for the bathroom to be our hanging locker for foul weather gear and lifejackets but it also has a working shower and loo.
We converted the hanging locker next to the nav station into a pantry for dry goods. It was a waste of space set up as a hanging locker, all our gear would have gone moldy within a week stuffed in there.
We weren’t very kind to our floors when refitting the “mega yacht” and I thought they would never come good, but check them out!
I really like that they have that nice worn personality.
The rest of the boat is coming along, shelves are being built, bilge painted, emergency bilge pump installed, painters working in the cockpit area. Less then a month before we have to leave our home. We may have to look for somewhere else to live for a month because I don’t think we’ll be able to get her finished. We need to install tanks and get her hauled out before we can move on so I don’t think that can all come about in a few weeks…. but I have seen crazier things happen!
With the painters in the cockpit, we have to enter via a hatch in the master.