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.

New Interior layout in 3D

I’ve reworked the interior layout of the MBN a little using Google SketchUP. I’ve never worked with a 3D program like this before and I make a lot of mistakes trying to connect the various surfaces but it is pretty powerful and for the most part easy to use. And did I mention it is Free!

And We Live Here Why????

It is friggin freezing out there.
It’s New Year’s Day and the temperature is struggling to make it above 10 degrees.
It’s days like this I jealously think of all you intelligent people who live in warmer climates and I wonder what the hell I’m doing here.

Anyway back to reality…

My first mission today was to load the girls into the Explorer and take em up to Mickey D’s for Chicky Bicky’s and McGriddle’s for breakfast …

Happy New Year 2009

I finally have had a couple of days to work on the boat. Man I have missed it so much!!!
I left off with beadboard installed to just past the galley (kitchen). So my project (other than friggin tarp repair, see previous post) has been to continue into the Stateroom (bedroom).

So here are some pictures as I make my way around the room. Please note the cubby holes below the window. There is a plywood shelf that runs the length of the hull that acts to stiffen the hull and it also was where the original wiring and control cables …

I’m not as competent as I used to was…

My Dad is one cool guy. In the old Yankee tradition he can handle most anything that comes his way and he doesn’t complain about anything except the government and the way they spend our money. He just turned 79 and he is dealing with inoperable bladder cancer and has been getting chemotherapy which really drains his energy.

More Beadboard Installed

With the changes in the window openings complete I can continue the insulation and beadboard in the Main Salon and make my way down into the Galley and berth spaces. Here’s a picture of
the original galley looking up into the salon for comparison. Notice that ther is only enough room for 1 overhead cabinet in the original design.
Also the stairs are against this wall. We have moved those to the center.