Wednesday, February 19, 2014


by Robin

Our floor boxes are getting repainted and new hinges.  Jack didn't like the original color, so he repainted all the fronts last night.  I don't have a picture of that but let's just call it eggshell or cream.

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But we went from some basic pulls for anything in a house to something made for boats & nautical life.

Here is the backside of the new cut-outs and he sealed them up.  He also put some non-skid on them because the last time we did this, we were figure skating across them when the floor was slimey & wet from fish.

Not exciting update, but it is progress.  I think we paint the floor next and finish some last bits of teak refinishing and we're done.  I want to be fishing in March.   I saw a friend of ours go out yesterday for cobia and they were not in yet.


Countdown Clocks

Monday, February 10, 2014


by Robin

Above, Jack sanded and painted the insides of the storage boxes. Then, he refinished the teak wood and installed new pole holders in that area.  This allows for holding 4, not 3 poles.  Plus, he made the cut-out at the end of the box bigger to accommodate the rod tips much easier. We were always fighting those little 2 holes it came with from the manufacturer. 

Jack is installing the other set.

As you can see here, the chairs and live well still are out of the boat and are in various processes of being fixed.  But, the teak on the side pocket storage boxes has also been reinstalled.  

Jack says next weekend's steps will be to remove the floor box lids & latches.  Those will get repainted and so will the floor from where we scratched it up over the past 6-7 yrs. 

We'll be fishing hopefully in March.

Friday, February 07, 2014


by Robin

Almost nothing is new here.  Jack continues to work a little each weekend with finishing up the teak restoration.  He's putting some new latches in the floor boxes soon.  They came in the big brown truck a couple days ago.  He tells me that we've even going to repaint the floor of our boat!  Wow.  She is going to look super-sharp again.

This week, Jack also received his order in for a new tackle bag.

So happy to be fixing up the boat and can't wait to get fishing soon!! I hear that the cobia are beginning to show up in small numbers.