June 4, 2010.
People that can afford to pay to have their wood looked after are in a different caste than the boaters I’m used to dealing with. Don’t get me wrong……I get to work on some fabulous boats that are way out of any price range I’d ever be able to consider, but…. Christy is involved with folks that expect their brightwork to be pristine.
Yesterday she started scraping and refinishing the decks on an older 60 foot wooden Chris Craft. She said the boat is just gorgeous and it’s an issue of constant rotating maintenance to keep the boat looking as good as the owner expects.
The classic wooden boat is highlighted by touches such as a Viking stainless steel range and a piano topped with a picture of JFK, Jacqueline and Caroline from back in the day when they were aboard.
History and opulence aside, I still can’t get over that my baby is crawling around in the sun with a heat gun in her hand.