Sunday, April 13, 2014


Hullabaloo in serious project mode
This weekend's to do list got done with some good old fashioned girl power! Saturday was supposed to be the nicest day of the weekend. Instead it started down pouring just as my mom and I arrived to the boat. She hadn't seen the boat yet, last summer we had a couple weather-related cancellations, and although I would have rather she seen it for the first time in a little better shape, it was great to get her aboard...even if we were still on the cradle in the boatyard.

Since we were stuck inside we tackled cleaning the floor. When we got done the floor was nowhere near spotless, but then again the boat is 33 years old and if she didn't have a little character, she wouldn't be as special as she is. Plus, a perfect boat would not be a perfect boat for us.

We used a little Soft Scrub, some water and a lot of elbow grease to get the job done. I chose to use Soft Scrub because it's a nice, mild cleaner. We could have used a harsher cleaner and probably got more dirt out, but I didn't want to beat up the teak anymore than it already is. I didn't realize how much dirt we actually got out until we dumped the bucket in the sink. We could have probably scrubbed the floor ten more times and gotten more dirt out each time. But I'm happy with how it turned out and not too worried about what dirt is left.
Welcome to the boat Mom, now get to work! It's a good thing she loves me so much.

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