|Epifanes yacht varnish is the best....|
|Carbide scraper takes off the old finish like a hand plane.|
We know this is not as exciting as beautiful photos of BLUE OCEAN waters or the gorgeous white sand beaches of the Bahamas, but we will get to that this winter. For right now, we are excited about refitting out this 20 year old yacht and making her brand new again. She is like a classic car, well designed and beautiful to own. We do enjoy this boat and all that goes along with ownership. Teak work is part of the job.
Lucky for us, we have been able to trade our timeshare for two condos to live in while we are working on the boat. The boat is still empty from being trucked to the Island Packet Yacht Factory for refit. So, we work hard all day, and then come "home" and hit the pool and enjoy the sunsets on the beach and relax in comfort!
Here are some photos of the work this week....
|Cleaned, sanded and vacuumed teak.|
|Radeen is a Pisces, so she loves the water.|
|Bare teak. Eyebrow, Hand rail, gunwale. Teak every where!|
|Clean cockpit combing teak|
|Next, all the edges needed to be taped with long lasting tape for clean removal in 2 weeks.|
|We used two rolls of 60 yard tape|
|There is Radeen on the bow as seen from the stern, lots of teak!|
|Pre-dinner swim and beach sunset required daily.|
|After sunset, the sky is even more beautiful.|
|First coast of varnish is easy to see where you are. Check out the massive new chain plate!|
|Look at this SPLINE in the end of this teak board which keeps it from warping!|
|The cockpit is full of teak.|
|Radeen, on the beach after a full day of teak work.|