Friday, June 01, 2007

Before and After

Sorry for the delay in writing. Todd and I have been ridiculously busy. I know I also have not posted the newest installment of the CT River trip either. This time around I wanted to post pictures, and haven't been near my home computer for long enough to get the pictures off of it and upload them here.

So, ridiculously busy at what? Well, this time of year we're always running around trying to get the boat in the water. There's always some huge restoration project we're trying to finish up before she goes in. Well, this year we ripped out the floors in the main salon of the boat. Then we discovered that some of the supports underneath were rotted, so we had to slather fiberglass resin here and there to make them strong again.

The floors feel great now. Nice and solid. Though I need to varnish them to protect them. Right now they are still bare wood. I went out and bought a new pair of shoes that I keep in the boat as clean shoes so I won't drag dirt onto my brand new floors too. Someday soon I will get to wear those shoes outside the boat. I am already fantasizing about where I will wear them.

At any rate. Here are the before and afters:

Before. We ripped out the table, which belongs where the two holes are. Then we pulled out the rotted parquet. I thought I had actually liked the parquet. Until I saw the after picture, that is.


The boat's in the water now. So all we have to do is finish the oil change on the engine and generator, varnish the floors, put the booms and sails on, clean, and bring out the cushions and we'll be ready to move aboard again.



Blogger Gypsy said...

Oh, wow! Those look fabulous!

June 1, 2007 at 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those floors look phenomenal! I hope to see the Sabine and go for a sail on her someday. (Well, and you too, that's a given.)

June 3, 2007 at 7:41 PM  

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