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