|Sneakbox on the trailer, headed for New Jersey and glory.|
Those of us left behind found a few important tasks with which to keep busy. Larry occupied himself with between-coat sanding and then painting the current maintenance project -- one of the ISM fleet Whitehalls. All the seats have been painted and reinstalled, a new sole has been fashioned, and the shearstrake and transom sport a new bright blue color. She should be ready for rowing any day now.
|Larry wipes down the rail before painting the second coat.|
|Everything sanded and ready to paint.|
|Shiny enough to see your reflection.|
Charles worked on the shroud assembly for the second whaleboat rig. Splicing an eye around a bullseye seemed pretty straightforward, but splicing is not like riding a bicycle. If you haven't done it for a while, you had better get the book out and learn all over again.
|It really does look like the picture. Really. It does.|
|The splice to be behind a completed one. Something to aim for.|