A little bit of this and that part II

As you may or may not recall, (I can’t recall anything. That’s why I started this blog. Now I can see what the hell I did earlier), I removed 2 side windows because of changes in the interior
design. I wanted to take advantage of the wall space for a bigger head and additional wall cabinets in the galley.

Here’s a picture of the old windows and the new ones. I had them made at Bomon in Canada. I sent them a full size template that I
traced on construction paper and …

A little bit of this, a little bit of that.

Progress on the restoration has been spotty. I severely sprained my left ankle right before Christmas last year and it took over three months to recover. I worked mostly on the house while I was
healing, putting in an hour or two a day in a rigid cast. I went back to my job in March and continued to focus on the house on weekends.
Every once and awhile I would get out to the boat and do a little. Susan found a nice granite countertop remnant that would fit so I installed the sink and added …

Let’s build a Fresh Water Tank

I have finally managed to get some time to spend with my beloved mistress and I decided to tackle the building of a fresh water tank. The original tank was aluminum and was placed on one side of
the mechanical room and it really took up a lot of space and it seemed to Zach and I that a tank in the bilge would be perfect.
    He suggested getting one custom made out of plastic and I was going to go that route until I thought to give a phone call to the people at

Houseboat Magazine article is in the September Issue

Susan’s article is in the September issue which should be at newstands now. The link for their website is http://www.houseboatmagazine.com .
We made a special video for them as well and you can view it right here.

Midsummer update from the “Land of No Progress”

Greetings from Captain Wado to the millions of you who following this gripping tale of stuggle, hardship, misery, obsession, and love.
I’m sure that since it has been months since my last update, the rumours have been flying about what new crisis may have interfered with the already snail-paced progress of this historic
restoration.
Is it his heart???? Is it lack of motivation??? Could it be lack of capital???

The lights are on, but nobody’s home!!!

Oh my gravy Susan and I are getting excited about this boat! I have pulled 3 miles of wire through the boat and Zach has begun to connect them to the DC panel and house batteries so that when we flip
the switch the gosh darned things come on. Holy mackerel this is a huge milestone for us
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Here’s Zach at the panel working hard.

We chose to use an Imtra LED recessed fixture for the ceilings.

Let’s Get Back to Work!!!

Ahoy my friends!
     It’s been a long time since my last post and a lot have changes have happened. I am so sad to report that my Dad passed away right after Thanksgiving. However, we were
so fortunate that we were able to care for him and spend as much time as we did with him before he passed. He is truly a great inspiration to me and I miss him so much.

    Susan and I also sold our business on December 31st, 2009 and we have been catching up on projects …

Boat Rides & Roof Decks

Holy Moly!!! I can’t believe it has been 114 days since my last post. Where did the summer go? I played golf twice and I think I took maybe 6 little boat rides down the river in our Carolina Skiff. My most memorable ride is the one I took with my Dad and Maxine our German Shepherd….

It’s time to bring in the professionals

With the weather finally improving a little bit and the fact that I have so much exterior fiberglass repair still to do Susan and I decided to bring in the professionals to do some fiberglass repair for us. I have numerous areas in need of fiberglass repair and with my schedule I knew it would take me all summer to get done so we called Wayne Monk who has a business called Dockside Fiberglass Repair …

Honey… The ceiling’s too dark

Since the last post I was able to get a little bit of work done on the interior in between episodes of AFIB. (more on that later)..
The interior beadboard is a knotty pine and since we were looking for a solid color on the wood I have been priming with Zinsser Bulls Eye B-I-N. So I finished 2 coats of the primer on the walls and Susan had picked out a couple of colors to try on the walls so I put some of each color on so we could compare.