Wednesday, April 26, 2017

No shame in going back

It is that time of year for Craig Kurath and his friends to make annual pilgrimage to Lopez Island on Cest Si Bon 37VT38 for the Tour de Lopez.  Today's portage to Friday Harbor didn't go well, unexpected 8' swells made the decision to turn tail, easy.  Back in port now salving our nerves and egos with beer and chocolate chip cookies.  Will make another run tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Thistle 37VT47 gets a make over

Thistle spent some time this Winter getting her hull repainted. In addition to new paint, the small cosmetic cracks below the bulwarks were ground, filled and faired.  Layers of fiberglass were also added above the rub rail to add strength and prevent the cracks from reoccurring.  She is back in the water and owners Ed and Mary Ann McChain cannot wait to get aboard and do some cruising.  

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Pilot House Door Sanding

From Peter Reich
Teddy Bear 37VT15

Inside of doors stripped and 3 coats so far, hope to get final on today. My Fein tool has a V-groove sanding attachment which took old finish out of grooves in about 30 seconds per door! I use the attachment off the machine by hand between coats to sand the grooves and works great.