While trapped in limbo by a crazy diesel mechanic who seems to be taking some unknown personal issues out on us and the rest of the marine services community, we’ve taken to filling the void with any vanity projects we can think of. Here’s a sampling:
We pulled off the bow pulpit so it could be straightened. The former owners rammed something with it, and the boat’s fat lip has been bugging us for two years now.
We took the opportunity to replace a flaky forward running light with a new LED unit while the pulpit was out:
The old teak “eye brow” strip on the cabin top was looking very sorry for itself, so we had a replacement fabricated and varnished.
And while we were waiting, we decided to clean, sand down, and oil the toe rails.
The steps on our swim ladder were thoroughly perished. We are going to need the ladder over the winter in Florida and the Bahamas, so it needs to look good!
We had new ones fabricated and varnished.
We also made a run at having a vendor re finish our cabin sole, but, alas, ran into another set of dramas with that vendor. We’ll cover that saga in another post.