Friday, August 19, 2016

December 12, 2015 - January 15, 2016

Happy Holidays From the Archimedes!
December got crazy after the last post.  We took two days off from work to go explore Punta Gorda with the Whaler.  It was a nice break in the middle of all the work.  Then it was time to head back to Tennessee for the holidays with both of our families.  It was a great time!

Before we left, we participated in the LaBelle Christmas Boat Parade.  That was a lot of fun!

And now, with the holidays over, we are back to work.

After putting a new coat of bottom paint on the Whaler, Carter then put a fresh coat of bright white on the top.

Getting ready to add some teak hand rails to the Whaler.

Next up will be to put the bimini back on and launch!

Carter spiffed up the steering wheel at the helm.
A couple layers of UV resistant epoxy and it's good to go for several more years.
It looks GREAT!

Carter had to rearrange his engine room to make room to store the Christmas lights.
I've had these bamboo blinds on the boat for several years and finally came up with an idea of how to use them.
Our windows are Hershoff design so I am unable to sew curtains for them.  The window design requires a panel to be slid into place so... Carter and I came up with this idea.  Using the old blinds as patterns, I cut out new panels using bubble insulation, then glued them to the bamboo.  I like the outcome!  We'll just have to see how well they hold up.

Talk about room darkening.  We're not used to total blackout but these blinds are working.
Also, I found several additional vintage Tupperware and have replaced all of the glass canisters with them.

We wanted separation between the bed and the galley so I cut a curtain panel to fit and hung it with tension rods.
We are getting used to the new look.

That's all for this post!

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