The month of April flew by quickly in some regards with hard, tiring work for both of us. Carter and I drove up to Tennessee for the May election. I stayed and worked nursing homes, early voting and Unaka precinct during the entire month. Carter drove the Flair back down to FL after 2 weeks there and continued working on the Arc. The results look pretty darn good!
The next day (26th) of hard work for Carter.
And then the boat yard around us.
The spot right next to us was supposed to be filled 2 days ago but the hydraulic line to the breaks on the boat lift broke and they have to wait for replacement part. That's a shame for those folks. Delay...
Still just scraping, sanding, and painting away on the Arc.
We have really ramped things up lately. Lots of sanding, washing, fairing compound, and then primer. No paint yet. It's a very involved, time consuming process. We will be concentrating on the port side and stern and then finish up with the starboard side. I have cut the vinyl for the name on the stern and yesterday, Carter and I designed a new logo for the Arc using Dancing Dolphins.
Meanwhile, I've been getting opportunities to work in the studio trailer. I bought myself new boxes for my birthday. And, I finished the Silk Ribbon Embroidery that I purchased about 2 years ago. Yea! It's not perfect, but for my first ever, I think it's pretty good and is going up on the wall in the office as soon as I get home.
We've had several days of serious thunder storms so no outdoor work going on but...that put Carter to completing a couple indoor projects that have been on hold. First, he installed an LED light above my sitting area.
Next he completed a water filtration project that he has been wanting to do for several years now. It's great and will save us bunches for not having to purchase bottled water any more!
Filling the coffee pot from the spigot is totally awesome!
This 2nd mate loves it.
Wow! It's been almost a month since I've blogged. I took some pictures of the boat a couple days ago showing the progress. I will get out again tomorrow morning and take pictures again the scraping is now all complete and we are on to laying on epoxy. The port side is almost complete and we have just started with epoxy on the starboard. Carter is also getting geared up to sand the under belly. Ugh
These are from a couple weeks ago.
And these are from today.