Thursday, November 13, 2008
The Work on BLISS
A few days back, a boat owner mentioned on the morning net that he wanted a mooring for a month and was subletting his slip at the marina. I called him up and we swapped my mooring for his slip. I had a credit with the marina, and with his payment for the mooring, I got Bliss into a 40 foot slip for a month for $20. A deal I couldn't pass up.
Years ago we tried painting the plywood and plastic laminate with enamel, which, as you can see, is peeling. The head is small, and the light paint really helped.
So now I'm installing mahogany paneling, which I hope will lighten with the use of white wood stain.
A couple afternoons patterning the space and cutting panels has yielded these photos. When the walls are done, I have the hatch, door and countertops to do.
Haven't decided whether to sail south this year or take the VW Westfalia camper... but around the end of the year it gets too cold to want to stick around. I follow the Seven Second Rule. If I can't get dressed in seven seconds, I'm too far north.