Low attendance today, a lot of them are coming in tomorrow to haul boats. The water is finally coming back and there should be normal tides tomorrow. There should also be a high of 42 degrees tomorrow, which will also help improve morale of the guys stuck working outside. I still can't say when we will be shut down for the holidays - evidently we are on a need-to-know basis.
We did a stove swap out yesterday. The owner had an electric stove and wanted a propane. This makes sense if you are away from shore power and don't want to start the generator every time you want to cook.Oh, that's going to leave a mark!
We noticed this little bumper over the stove where something has gone terribly awry. I'm not sure if the heat has melted the bumper or if something brown was used to adhere it. In any case, there will be scarred varnish beneath.
On this boat we want to take care of some water stained plywood beneath the pilot house door. What we found was delamination. The edges of the plywood had not been sealed and water worked it's way down inside. This means replacement. We had to do a lot of searching to find a piece of plywood that matched what was there.
The skiff was completed except for the varnish work. Since we had trim left, we were experimenting with adding a nice teak border around the helm area of the console.Anything Can Happen Friday
If you are still having a dilemma trying to find that perfect gift
for the boater in your life, you may want to check out the Boatsafe blog
. He has a gift a day which began on December 1 and I assume will go until December 24th - although if you haven't found a gift by then you may as well accept your fate.