I told all of you about not buying a new boat and remodeling ours. Well, we’re going to do just that starting August 31 of this month. We are dropping off our boat to a guy that can make your boat look like new. What are we going to do?

The first step is getting rid of all the carpets. When the boat was built in 2000 carpet was the thing to do. Well, it’s not anymore. Our boat will have faux light teak throughout below. Vacuum and damp mop. It’s bullet proof too. I can’t wait to have clean floors below. It’s almost impossible with carpets on a boat.

Next they are making us a new mattress. Nice and firm and then they are making fitted sheets and a bed covers. I already have boat pillows and they will redo them as well.

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I’ve not decided on the colors yet, but this will give you an idea of what it will look like when it’s done. I can’t wait.

Now let’s go to the cockpit. There is carpet there that we have to take up several times a year and bring home to power wash. It just doesn’t stay clean either. I have hated it forever, but the alternatives were few. Well not anymore. There is a new product that again looks like teak that goes down the same as the carpet, but you can vacuum and then damp mop. No bringing them home to clean. I can’t wait.

So when we get the boat back on the 10th of next month there won’t be a piece of carpet anywhere. Did I tell you I can’t wait? I thought so.

Standby for the next phase of work. Not sure what we’ll do next, but we’ll figure it out at some point. I can’t wait.

  60 comments for “Fragments

  1. August 20, 2015 at 12:13 am

    I'm so happy for you the remodeling of your boat finally starts now. So exciting! I think I would mind the carpet for cleaning reasons, too. It's awesome you get to have it replaced by the faux light teak. I can't wait to see pictures of it and the new bed! πŸ™‚

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:05 am

      We'll get some pictures out soon. Sometime next month. πŸ™‚

  2. August 20, 2015 at 1:19 am

    I am as excited as you are Sandee! I'm sure it will be lovely! πŸ™‚ can't wait for the photos!

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:06 am

      I can hardly wait. We've been needing to do this for a very long time. πŸ™‚

  3. August 20, 2015 at 2:14 am

    Good for you. Not a fan of carpet either. At. All. Because 40 years of not getting carpet clean. If you think it's clean, lift up a section and have a look underneath. Ack.

    Enjoy your day hon! xoxo

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:06 am

      I so agree. Next is the carpet in our home. Well the first floor at any rate. πŸ™‚

  4. August 20, 2015 at 3:55 am

    So carpet on a boat must have been cool the same time carpet in bathrooms was. Why?!?! In both of our houses, we had carpet in all the bathrooms. It was the first thing to go each time. So glad you are getting to remodel. It's going to be so much better!

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:07 am

      I've never had carpet in a bathroom or kitchen. I would get rid of it too. πŸ™‚

  5. August 20, 2015 at 4:00 am

    That sounds exciting but…you will have to wait to see it in all it's new glory …bet it goes quick though heheh!

    Have a floattastic day Sandee :-h

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:07 am

      There is so much more to do, but this is really a great start. πŸ™‚

  6. August 20, 2015 at 4:09 am

    Very exciting! I can't imagine carpet in a cockpit – is yours enclosed?

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:08 am

      Yes it's enclosed so carpet is fine, if you want to clean it all the time. We don't anymore. πŸ™‚

  7. August 20, 2015 at 4:22 am

    I bet it IS hard to keep carpets clean on the water. I hope you love the new floors (and I'm guessing you will). πŸ™‚

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:08 am

      We're going to love the new floors. No doubt about it. πŸ™‚

  8. August 20, 2015 at 5:34 am

    OMG that bed is GORGEOUS!!!! It is a zillion times better than our NORMAL bed!

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:08 am

      That isn't the exact bed, but just an idea of the look. πŸ™‚

  9. August 20, 2015 at 5:44 am

    Smart remodel all the way around. That bed looks fabulous. Comfort is what counts…oh yes, and the ease of cleaning. Perfect combo. Y'all will enjoy this for sure.

    Scritches to LB. Big hugs, honey…

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:09 am

      It's hard to keep a boat clean. It's just like and RV in that aspect. Always catching all the dust. πŸ™‚

  10. August 20, 2015 at 5:46 am

    The bed is nice & firm. Interesting.Ha,ha,ha. Oops, sorry it's my Italian mind controlling me again. Ha,ha,ha.
    Have a nice & firm Thursday Sandee. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:09 am

      Nice and firm is a good thing. πŸ™‚

  11. August 20, 2015 at 5:47 am

    Oh that is so exciting Sandee. We are so happy for you. That looks like it is going to be just terrific. Nothing better than to have the cleaning so easy to do. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have a grand day.

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:10 am

      Thanks Marg. We are pretty jazzed about this too. πŸ™‚

  12. August 20, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Sandee, I am so happy for you!!! I am looking forward to seeing photos of the end result! πŸ™‚

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:10 am

      I'll make sure there are photos when we get the boat back. πŸ™‚

  13. August 20, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Beautiful. I'll be over on the 11th πŸ˜‰

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:19 am

      On the 11th we'll be cruising to a destination and you're more than welcome to join us. πŸ™‚

  14. August 20, 2015 at 7:01 am

    It is very exciting waiting for the boat to be done up. Looking forward to see your post on the boat.

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:19 am

      It is very exciting Nancy. πŸ™‚

  15. August 20, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Sounds like a plan … enjoy! c-)

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:19 am

      We will Odie, we will. πŸ™‚

  16. August 20, 2015 at 7:42 am

    I'm sure you're going to give us a full tour when the remodel is complete. I can't wait.

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:20 am

      Now to worry, you'll get the big tour of the boat. πŸ™‚

  17. August 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Yipeeee yay! It's going to be so nice when you are done. How exciting! Yes! We want a tour! Yipeeeeeeeeeee!

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:20 am

      No problem on the tour. There will be many before we're done. πŸ™‚

  18. August 20, 2015 at 8:03 am

    You also get a new piece of paper. The bill

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:20 am

      Well there is that, but it's way cheaper to remodel than buy a new boat. πŸ™‚

  19. August 20, 2015 at 8:06 am

    wow what a great idea- no carpeting….and we cannot wait to see the end result!

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:21 am

      It will be so much easier to keep clean. That's what I'm looking forward too. That and it will look awesome. πŸ™‚

  20. August 20, 2015 at 8:13 am

    I couldn't keep the fish smell out of my carpet so had to take it up! Sound like you've gpt a big project!

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:22 am

      We don't fish, and the carpet doesn't smell, you just can't keep it clean. πŸ™‚

  21. August 20, 2015 at 8:16 am

    My husband's been talking about getting a boat. It sounds like you use it a lot. I don't think it would have Wi-Fi access, though, so I'm not excited about the prospect of being out on the water all weekend without that!

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:22 am

      We have Verizon 4G that we take with us everywhere we go. We always have connectivity. πŸ™‚

  22. August 20, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Seymour may have to come back for another *sail* πŸ˜‰

    • August 20, 2015 at 9:22 am

      Seymour is always welcome here. πŸ™‚

  23. August 20, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Hooray for no carpet! We had to yank carpet out of the bathrooms, too, and it's silly to have carpet anywhere that there will be a lot of water.

    • August 20, 2015 at 10:04 am

      I can't imagine anyone wanting a carpet in a bathroom or kitchen. Really I can't. πŸ™‚

  24. August 20, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Holy cow that is fancy! Why do I not have a a boat, oh yeah the 4 kids and the whole living in the desert thing kind of puts a damper on boat purchases. Make sure to share some pictures when it's all done!

    • August 20, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      That's not our boat, but a likeness so you'd get an idea of what it will look like. I'll get pictures of our boat and it's not this fancy. πŸ™‚

  25. August 20, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    How exciting. Love the look of that bed. I hate carpeting in the house I can't imagine what a pain it would be in a boat.

    • August 21, 2015 at 9:11 am

      It's impossible to keep clean. I can't wait. πŸ™‚

  26. August 20, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Living large, I love it!

    Carpet on a boat…yuuuch! That new material will be nice.

    • August 21, 2015 at 9:11 am

      I don't know about living large. Our boat is only 34 feet long, but we love it. πŸ™‚

  27. LAC
    August 21, 2015 at 4:17 am

    Exciting news, you both deserve!

    • August 21, 2015 at 9:12 am

      Thanks Lisa. It's way overdue. πŸ™‚

  28. August 21, 2015 at 8:06 am

    It's going to be gorgeous! How wonderful you won't have to mess with cleaning carpets anymore either. That means more time for fun!

    Scritches to Little Bit!

    • August 21, 2015 at 9:12 am

      Yes, more time for fun. πŸ™‚

  29. August 21, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    How exciting, it will be like having a new boat without the cost. I also hated the carpet in our yacht (we sold her years ago). Do you use real teak anywhere? I know we were teak trimmed, but our yacht was 20 years old (probably 30 by now). We had to oil it every year. Now that I am remember I can see why you would want the faux teak!

    • August 24, 2015 at 8:39 am

      We have ours detailed. There is no wood anywhere and we're going to keep it that way. Too much work. πŸ™‚

  30. August 21, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Sounds like a smart upgrade. Carpet just doesn't sound like a good idea on a boat.

    • August 24, 2015 at 8:40 am

      They are a terrible idea on a boat. Too much outdoors. πŸ™‚

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