Friday, May 10, 2013

A First...

A first for me and Gardens! I climbed into Gardens for the first time ever and surveyed the work to be done. There is a lot of work to be done but it was exciting to actually be inside Gardens. A new step stool for the shop facilitates getting in and out of the hull.

The current view from on board:

The "Before" photos of the interior.

The foreward cockpit deck stringers in place (but not installed - this is just for show).

Sanding doesn't show up very well in photos but I made dust and mess enough today to vacuum the hull out twice - when I began and when I finished for the day. It'll be like that for awhile but I can see, in my mind's eye, the decking and seats are not far off.


  1. She looks very clean from here. Wow... I see no goop anywhere... You sure the wood is glued? Nice job Bob.
    Isn't is awesome to sit in her? I did so too yesterday for the first time and started to get a feel for the size from within. As Joel said, we should be having a lot of fun by now. I know I am.

    1. Thanks, Rik. Yes, the wood is glued - at least I'm pretty sure it is! It is awesome to sit in her and, yes, this is a large boat.