A vain indulgence perhaps but handsome is as handsome does.
Small last minute details before final prime and top coat go on next week. Newly fabricated replacement cockpit hatches (3) and two propane lockers to be installed in the stern quarters on risers in the lazerette so they vent overboard above the water line.
Propane lockers use prefabricated fiberglass tubes with stock cam lock deck plates. Tops of each to stand about 4-inches proud above the narrow deck aft of the cockpit coaming.
Estrellita’s owner has a new paint (ink) job too.
Thank you Mike Pace (High Caliber Custom Tattoo, Hendersonville, NC). Dragon-Koi half sleeve. Outside fully healed (5 weeks), peony inside is fresh.
Thank you Paul Ware (Triton Yachts, Oriental, NC) for getting my vessel safely in Dave’s tent for painting. It won’t be long now before she is back in the water for some Winter and Spring sailing. I plan to defer the cabin interior and electrical restoration until summer 2014.