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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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sanding, Taping & Painting

Hi there friends . . . well, here's what Connie and I have been up to.
Sanding, taping and painting on Gypsy Rose.
We are still planning on having her in the water,
sometime in June. 
Check out these photos.

Here I am sanding the hull.
She needed it all over, deck, hull and bottom.
So far we have the deck and hull finished.

Here's Connie taping the the side.

The sun was so bright in this shot that the colors washed out,
but maybe you can tell, 
that we are replacing the pink deck with a gray.
It has a green tint in it and I think in looks so much better.
We think that the pink color was a result 
of the sun fading out a beige color.

Here's Connie painting the edge of the hull a deep gloss green.

Here I am laying in the hull paint.
Notice the reflection of the boat trailer.
It dried just as glossy.
She's looking prettier with every job we check off our list.
Thank you for stopping by. 
 Please leave a comment and let us know what you think.

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Gypsy Rose hatch covers are done!

Here we are coating the hatch cover with epoxy resin, 
which is a super waterproof high end plastic.

 We also did the forward and rear hatches 
when doing the main hatch.  

 Here is Connie wetting out the 6 oz fiberglass cloth with more epoxy resin. 
This will make the hatch covers very tough  
so they will stand up to being walked on.  

 Done except for sanding the fiberglass off the edges. 

Here is the final before and after shot.
What do you think?
Thanks for stopping by my blog and happy sailing to you!!