Friday, June 4, 2010

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.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

brightwork sucks...until you're finished...then it looks so sweet. hope you're charging by the hour! personally, i'd rather be sailing.

Dennis said...

I can feel for ya! Been there done that, and it REALLY SUCKS!!!!!!!
It is really hot here in florida, and I am working in a fruit grove. But just think it is only 6 months until we get to head out again. That is what gets us through the heat.

S/V Veranda said...

Hey Denny, Great to hear from you. Are you all healed up yet? Time in the water should be extra motivation for you....

Dennis said...

all healed here. Actually got to hunt in the Acklins!!!!!!!!! But back in Fl. and also doing the work thing