|I tried the Tom Sawyer trick of telling people that sanding was "fun" and that I would allow them to try it... no takers.|
It takes a bit of effort to strip off old pealing and blistered finish. Then it has to be cleaned, sanded and refinished. There is a lot of woodwork on our boat. That is part of what makes it special. The effort spent refinishing is paid off in a beautiful boat that draws many complements. Worth the effort.
|Before and After|
The deck, bowsprit, and toe rail remain to be finished. Before that can be done the new electric anchor windlass needs to be installed and I have some finishing woodwork at the bow to do. Fitting the windlass in a very limited space was a trick.
|Fitting the new windlass in the limited space at bow.|
The good news is that we don’t have any particular schedule to keep so I can work until it is finished. Once the wood is all gleaming there are several electrical and mechanical projects to complete. It’s like a house, projects are never all completed but you can get to a point where they are less pressing. Hope to find that place soon!