Thankful Thursday

I’m thankful that our boat is now at the shop for its final face lift. We dropped her off last Monday around noon. She’ll be there for four to six weeks and when we get her back she’ll be looking brand new in many places.

So here’s the before pictures of the boat right before hubby took her to the shop. First we’ll start with the canvas. This canvas has been on the boat for almost 15 years. We’ve taken the best care we can but winter dampness and the heat of the summer eventually take their toll.
When we get her back there will be black canvas instead of the tan.

The cockpit is where we spend a lot of our time during the day and evenings. We are considered the party boat and there are times that there are more people than places to sit. Again this seating is 15 years old and it’s showing.
When we get her back the seat will wrap completely around to allow for several more people to sit where that empty space currently resides. This will make a huge difference in how the seating will look.

Below is the helm seating and I’m not sure how it will shake out, but it will match the seating I just talked about. This is where hubby and I spend most of our time while underway. Sometimes he drives and sometimes I do.
The next two shots are below deck. The first one is the portholes. There are four of them and they will have blinds when we get her back. It will be nice to have something that I can open during the day and close during the night. We’ve not had that option before. There used to be curtains and they were awful. The second shot is an empty hole that used to house an analog television. Hubby took it out and when they are finished with this it will be a cabinet for storage and our wine and champagne glasses. They will hang from a wine glass rack. This will clear up a lot of space that those currently take up.
The last thing of any importance is the new flat screen television that will be placed on the bulkhead. That’s the space between the door and the closet door with the mirror. Not that we watch television very much, but now and then when we’re gone for a long period of time it’s nice to watch the news.
I am so thankful that we are able to do this. It gives our baby a new lease on life.

So what are you most thankful for today?

Image Credit: MiMi King

  50 comments for “Thankful Thursday

  1. December 10, 2015 at 12:59 am

    Oh wow! Your boat is going to look so neat! I'm excited to see the after photos!

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:16 am

      It will indeed Lauren. It so needs this face lift. πŸ™‚

  2. December 10, 2015 at 1:11 am

    She'll be absolutely gorgeous!

    Have yourself a FUNtabulous day! big hugs xoxo

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:16 am

      Yes she will Barb. We can't wait to get her back. πŸ™‚

  3. Ann
    December 10, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Oh my, 4-6 weeks without your boat? Aren't you going to go through withdrawal? πŸ™‚
    Seriously though, this has got to be exciting sending her off for a facelift. I can't wait to see the after pictures

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:17 am

      No, it's okay. It is very cold here right now so this is the perfect time to have here in the shop. πŸ™‚

  4. December 10, 2015 at 4:14 am

    thanks for sharing the before pictures. Looking forward to seeing the after ones πŸ™‚

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:17 am

      I am looking forward to seeing the after pictures too. πŸ™‚

  5. December 10, 2015 at 4:50 am

    Wow, that looks great. Wish I could see all in person but the pictures are great and gives us a good idea. That is going to be so nice. Now you are going to really enjoy that wonderful boat. Some fun trips coming up. Sandee, you and Zane have a great day.

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:18 am

      I wish you could see it in person too Marg. It's going to be so pretty when it's done. πŸ™‚

  6. December 10, 2015 at 5:13 am

    What exciting changes! A new flat screen! How fun. I bet you will be missing your boat the next few weeks. Can't wait to see the finished images!

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:19 am

      We have other things we're going to be doing during this cold time, so all is good. πŸ™‚

  7. December 10, 2015 at 5:20 am

    Hi Sandee, I am looking forward to see your boat with the final face lift. Thank you for sharing the before face lift. It is going to be a gorgeous boat!

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:20 am

      So am I Nancy. I can't wait to see what she'll look like when they are done. πŸ™‚

  8. December 10, 2015 at 5:23 am

    It looks great as is. I can't wait to see the improvements.

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:20 am

      No, it needed some work, but it wasn't too awfully bad. She just looked tired. πŸ™‚

  9. December 10, 2015 at 5:27 am

    Wow! it's gonna amazing mind you it does look amazing to me anyway πŸ™‚

    Have a floattastic day Sandee :-h

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:21 am

      She is a pretty boat, but she'll really be pretty when we get her back. πŸ™‚

  10. December 10, 2015 at 5:45 am

    I'm still waiting for an invite for a cruise on your cruise ship
    with you & Zane. I forgot, I live in Canada, a long, long way. I'll just enjoy seeing the photos of your ship.
    Have a wonderful Thursday Sandee. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:21 am

      You and your wife are always welcome on our tiny boat. πŸ™‚

  11. December 10, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Sandee, this is going to be great, it is beautiful. I am so happy for you! πŸ™‚

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Yes, it's going to be great indeed Linda. πŸ™‚

  12. December 10, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Today i am thankful that Bigger Girl got in to see the doctor right before he left town, as it turned out she did need an antibiotic.

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:22 am

      I'm glad Bigger Girl got her meds before leaving town. πŸ™‚

  13. December 10, 2015 at 6:37 am

    it is going to be so pawesome and it is so well-deserved!

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:23 am

      Thanks Caren, I can't wait to get her back. πŸ™‚

  14. December 10, 2015 at 6:51 am

    It's always fun to redecorate and/or restore something. Can't wait to see the after shots.

    I am thankful that so far we haven't had enough snow to keep me home or trap me within.

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:24 am

      Yes it is fun to redecorate/restore something. Our boat is so much fun for us. πŸ™‚

  15. December 10, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Wow! Sounds like you're going to have a great boat when it comes back! The changes don't seem huge, but they will make things so much better for you!
    How will you be without the boat for over a month? Or do you not usually take it out this time of year?

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:25 am

      We boat year around, but the winter is when we do the work. There are so many cruises and activities in the good weather months and we have more good weather months than bad. Now's the time to do work on boats. πŸ™‚

  16. December 10, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Yes, I was wondering the same thing as Christine. Do you get the work done in the winter so you'll have her all summer?

    I am thankful for my family :-f

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:26 am

      That's exactly why we're doing the work now. We want to enjoy her during the summer months. πŸ™‚

  17. December 10, 2015 at 8:29 am

    It's going to look pretty … enjoy! c-)

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:27 am

      It sure is Odie. You're always welcome to come down for a ride. πŸ™‚

  18. December 10, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Since you love it, go for it.

    • December 10, 2015 at 10:28 am

      Thanks, and we sure love it. πŸ™‚

  19. December 10, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Can't wait to see the results. I am thankful that we are going to get to go see the grandchildren for Christmas. Only 2 days, but that is enough time for lots of hugs. Have a great afternoon. `Sandy~

    • December 10, 2015 at 11:19 am

      Oh you're going to have a great Christmas. Hugs for those you love are the very best. πŸ™‚

  20. LAC
    December 10, 2015 at 11:40 am

    So exciting! Thanks for sharing. Cannot wait to see the results and to hear about all the new adventures next year with your Sea Ray Version 2.0 πŸ™‚

    • December 10, 2015 at 11:51 am

      It is exciting. We should have done this several years ago, but better late than never. πŸ™‚

  21. December 10, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    That's a good looking boat about to be made even better. I like that you switch off driving. πŸ™‚

    • December 10, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      It is a pretty boat. It will be even prettier when we get it back. Sometimes we are in the boat for hours getting from one place to another. It's a must to switch off now and then. πŸ™‚

  22. December 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    These plans are fabulous and so practical and fitting for your life style. I know y'all will love your boat even more.

    Big hugs, honey…

    • December 11, 2015 at 10:39 am

      Yes we will. We so love her now and she'll be mighty pretty when we get her back. πŸ™‚

  23. December 10, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Your boat looks absolutely amazing – even in the before photos! I am grateful today that my dad and I got along all day.

    • December 11, 2015 at 10:40 am

      Thanks Becca. It's a pretty boat, but it was looking pretty tired in places. πŸ™‚

  24. December 11, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    I think your boat looks pretty good already, so it should be really grand when you get it refurbished.

    • December 11, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      It's pretty nice, but it's looking pretty tired in places. It needs this face lift. πŸ™‚

  25. December 12, 2015 at 12:01 am

    What a lovely boat. I hope it gets all made up soon so you can start cruisin'again. πŸ™‚

    • December 12, 2015 at 7:32 am

      Me too Lux. We sure love this girl. πŸ™‚

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