Leslie was put to work with "a little light sanding." Late in the process of refinishing the transom of Misleading Lady, an errant pencil mark was noticed under the varnish. That would not do on a beautiful restoration like this, so the transom needed to be taken down to the bare mahogany again, restained, and revarnished. Newt got the take-down started, and Leslie, in her trial-by-sandpaper, got to finish it. She passed the test, managing to get the transom clear of old finish, and ready for re-staining with NO pencil marks this time.
|Leslie gets started. Newt left the "easy parts" for her.|
|Hours later, the transom looks great!|
Our other new arrival, the Beetle Cat, is a classic beauty who is just a bit down at the heels. She has the great bones of the nicely built little boat that she is, and will restore wonderfully. Lee trailered her down, and we quickly moved her into the shop before predicted thunderstorms arrived. Then we got a chance to have a look at the work to be done.
|Welcome to the Workshop on the Water, Beetle Cat!|
|Hull number 1564. Definitely a lucky number.|
|One of the must-do tasks -- replacing the canvas deck.|
|George splices like the pro he has become.|
|Olympia commemorative blocks.|