Monday, August 24, 2009

Bottom's Up!!!


Green bottles with our new green bottom. The paint is done. We still have to install the rudder and bond the sea cocks before launch, so we are saving the champagne for later. For now we are enjoying a slightly cold sixer of St. Pauli's Girl. The bottom job felt pretty easy after the ordeal with Lucy Maru, which I still have nightmares about. Looks like we could have easily sanded, taped, and painted in one day if the weather had held out. But Hurricane Mike had sent us a bit of foul weather as it made its way up the coast. Fortunately the rain came before we started painting. Another week-end warrior at the marina didn't fair as well. He had just completed a beautiful paint job on his cove stripe when it began to pour. Bummer!! I used the time to create a to-do list for the boat. It is still a bit daunting, but I am looking forward to seeing her all done, and of course, sailing!!! There will be many more week-ends of working on Me Voy dreaming of traveling to a tropical paradise while singing "Sail Away With Me Honey". Good times.