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 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday”
Oh wow! Your boat is going to look so neat! I'm excited to see the after photos!
It will indeed Lauren. It so needs this face lift. 🙂
She'll be absolutely gorgeous!
Have yourself a FUNtabulous day! big hugs xoxo
Yes she will Barb. We can't wait to get her back. 🙂
Oh my, 4-6 weeks without your boat? Aren't you going to go through withdrawal? 🙂
Seriously though, this has got to be exciting sending her off for a facelift. I can't wait to see the after pictures
No, it's okay. It is very cold here right now so this is the perfect time to have here in the shop. 🙂
thanks for sharing the before pictures. Looking forward to seeing the after ones 🙂
I am looking forward to seeing the after pictures too. 🙂
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.
I wish you could see it in person too Marg. It's going to be so pretty when it's done. 🙂
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!
We have other things we're going to be doing during this cold time, so all is good. 🙂
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!
So am I Nancy. I can't wait to see what she'll look like when they are done. 🙂
It looks great as is. I can't wait to see the improvements.
No, it needed some work, but it wasn't too awfully bad. She just looked tired. 🙂
Wow! it's gonna amazing mind you it does look amazing to me anyway 🙂
Have a floattastic day Sandee :-h
She is a pretty boat, but she'll really be pretty when we get her back. 🙂
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.
You and your wife are always welcome on our tiny boat. 🙂
Sandee, this is going to be great, it is beautiful. I am so happy for you! 🙂
Yes, it's going to be great indeed Linda. 🙂
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.
I'm glad Bigger Girl got her meds before leaving town. 🙂
it is going to be so pawesome and it is so well-deserved!
Thanks Caren, I can't wait to get her back. 🙂
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.
Yes it is fun to redecorate/restore something. Our boat is so much fun for us. 🙂
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?
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. 🙂
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
That's exactly why we're doing the work now. We want to enjoy her during the summer months. 🙂
It's going to look pretty … enjoy! c-)
It sure is Odie. You're always welcome to come down for a ride. 🙂
Since you love it, go for it.
Thanks, and we sure love it. 🙂
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~
Oh you're going to have a great Christmas. Hugs for those you love are the very best. 🙂
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 🙂
It is exciting. We should have done this several years ago, but better late than never. 🙂
That's a good looking boat about to be made even better. I like that you switch off driving. 🙂
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. 🙂
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…
Yes we will. We so love her now and she'll be mighty pretty when we get her back. 🙂
Your boat looks absolutely amazing – even in the before photos! I am grateful today that my dad and I got along all day.
Thanks Becca. It's a pretty boat, but it was looking pretty tired in places. 🙂
I think your boat looks pretty good already, so it should be really grand when you get it refurbished.
It's pretty nice, but it's looking pretty tired in places. It needs this face lift. 🙂
What a lovely boat. I hope it gets all made up soon so you can start cruisin'again. 🙂
Me too Lux. We sure love this girl. 🙂