Friday, May 31, 2013

Jacking Her Up To Paint The Bottom


We spent a lot of time this week . . . working on Gypsy Rose.
She is getting prettier every day.


Today I built these wooden boxes and reinforced beams
so we could jack her up off the trailer.


I wanted to get her jacked up enough to attach a new cable to her keel,
but we couldn't jack her up quite high enough and still feel safe.
So, I'm going through the cabin to attach it.
 

We did get started painting the bottom.
After scraping the keel to remove barnacles and rust,
 from her days in salt water.  

Well, it doesn't look like we'll have her in the water by the first of June . . .
but we are still optimistic about sailing before the end of the month.
  For all my followers that are watching her progress,
I just want to say thank you.
It is nice being able to share this project with you,
and I enjoy reading your comments.

Have a great weekend . . .
I think that we are going to check out the new Star Trek Movie.
I've been a Star Trek fan since the first TV shows.
My sister and I used to watch then together as kids :)
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32 comments:

  1. She is really coming along great! I love it and I can tell she is a labor of love for you!

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    1. I can't brag too much because Connie has actually done most of the sanding and painting. However it certainly is a labor of love for both of us. She is a pretty boat now. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Always nice ti hear from you.

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  2. She is looking beautiful. Do you put mustard or chilli powder in your anti-foul? X

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    1. Hi Fran, You are funny, LOL. Thank you for visiting. We love hearing from you.

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    2. Actually that was serious, an old trick for keeping the barnacles off longer, use chilli or mustard powder in the anti foul. I know it sounds really strange, but would you like to chomp in to some strong chilli if you were a barnacle!!!! Xxxx

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    3. Wow, I've never heard that before. How interesting.

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  3. How exciting that it's getting close to sail time! The wood detail at the front is beautiful!

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    1. Hi there girl. Thanks for the visit. We are looking so forward to sailing her.

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  4. I LOVE the colors!!! There are so many different Star Treks now. Our favorites are the first series with Captain Kirk, and the Next Generation with Captain Jon Luc Picard and Data.

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    1. Hi Ginny, thanks for visiting my blog. I have heard the new movie is very good.

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  5. She's looking fantastic! I've enjoyed watching y'all take a diamond in the rough, something others would have slated for the junk yard, and bringing out her beauty once again.

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    1. We saw the potential in her. Her lines are a thing of beauty. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  6. Wow...that is a lot of work. I am talking about just the boxes:):) I wish you great success in gettiing your boat ready. When do you call them ships?? Good wishes to you. ,Susie

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    1. Hi Susie, truthfully, Connie has done most of the work on her. Thankyou for stopping by my blog.

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  7. Lovely to see - I love boats! Hope you are afloat very soon, you have a real beauty there.

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    1. Hi Lynn, we are very excited about sailing her. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

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  8. I just love boats! Yours is coming along really pretty! Did you name her yet? :)

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    1. Hi Dee, so nice ti hear from you. Connie has 4 generations of the name Rose in her family so she named the boat Gypsy Rose.

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  9. She's coming along nicely! You and Connie are doing a great job!!! No need to hurry with her; you'll get her in the water when she's ready.

    Cheers,
    Kay

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    1. Hi there, thank you for stopping by. It's always nice to hear from you.

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  10. WOW! Stunning! What an amazing transformation! I am totally impressed!

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment. So glad you took time to visit my blog.

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  11. Great progress. Looking good. You'll love the movie. Let me know what you think after you have been...

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    1. Have not made it to the movie yet but looking forward to it. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  12. Oh such hard work, but so worth it! It is looking fabulous! Great work you guys!

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol, Connie has done most of the work on her. Credit where credit is due. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  13. Your Gypsy Rose is looking beautiful! Lots of work going into her so hope you get lots of enjoyment from her! Nancy

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  14. Oooh, I left a comment on your previous post, thinking it was the latest. So sorry! You are doing a lovely job here! Kudos to you and Connie!

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  15. What a beautiful vessel, and I think that your hard work will be rewarded... All in the water will turn heads to get a glimpse of her.

    I had a 22-ft sailboat and scraped barnacles once... not easy!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  17. It looks like a tough job jacking her up just to repaint her. Well, it looks like the sprucing up job is going well and I’m sure she’ll look amazing once she hits the waters. We can’t have her looking sorry so you should really take time in sprucing her up. Good job!
    Jessica Finley

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