Saturday, June 27, 2015

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back...

That pretty much sums up recent progress on Gardens.

I began painting but that first coat of paint emphasized just how much more fairing I needed to do. So, more sanding, fairing, filling the weave and repairing other blemishes continued. I thought the hull was ready…but, no, I wasn't satisfied with the results. Sanding and fairing resumed. And this work is to produce a work-boat finish not some museum quality masterpiece. I shall persevere with the work and get Gardens painted.

A recent bit of news and an idea may be a new source of motivation for me to ramp up work oingn Gardens. In the aftermath of this year's Texas 200, there was some discussion about three or perhaps four Pathfinders planning to take part in in next year's event. Couple that with the fact that John Welsford plans to sail next year's Texas 200 and I thought, maybe I could get finish Gardens, outfit her and take her to Texas to make it a fleet of foour or five Pathfinders, which would be pretty epic. But, WOW, what would it take to make that happen? I'm not sure but I plan to find out.

Another, more personal, bit of news has me pumped up about getting as much boat work done over the next two months as possible. We'll see where that takes us…

Maybe I can step up the progress to three steps forward and a half-step back...

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy the process Bob. Before you know it you will be on the water.