Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Red, White and Black

Yellow was also in there as masking paper when I arrived this afternoon which made for a set of very loud but interesting colors!  It felt a lot like Christmas watching Bob, the paint maestro, unveil his work.  The time and attention he took to fair out 30 years of stressful life resulted in a really smooth underlay for the Awlgrip paint and the results are fantastic.  Thanks, Bob, for making her so beautiful!

I just talked to Patrick, the artist doing the boat name.  So long as the front that is due here on Thursday is not early, he should have Horizon and port emblazoned across her butt by tomorrow afternoon.  He will be working on the stern while yard workers give her bottom a fresh coat of bottom paint.
Assuming that all goes as planned, Thursday she gets a thorough scrubbing from top to bottom.

The ulterior motive here is we hope she will be ready for us to sail her away on my birthday this Saturday.  Don't ask how many years...

 Update 3/9 - Splash time!

The planets must have been in alignment because all the painting is done and she looks beautiful.  Tomorrow they mount the boarding ladder then she gets a thorough scrubbing.  After that she sees sea water for the first time in 2 months.

My she has a wide butt! I think the red pin striping around her name is a really nice touch.

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