Sailboats!

Ever since we bought our Cheoy Lee Burmuda 30 and learned to sail, our life has taken another awesome turn. We’ve moved from our awesome, secluded, off-the-grid property in Oregon and are now living on our Cheoy Lee. Even crazier,

Beautiful wife! Silly dog. Both on the unfinished W32.
Beautiful wife! Silly dog. Both on the unfinished W32.

we had an awesome opportunity to buy my dream boat, a Westsail 32. It’s an unfinished kit boat and it comes with nearly everything needed to complete it. Amazing boat! It’s build like a brick shit house. Needless to say we bought it.

Unfortunately, that puts us behind a bit on our original plans for Mexico. Kristina has been diligently learning Spanish and teaching it to the kids as well. It sucks that we’ll have to postpone it but when we do finally make it to Mexico, we’ll be doing it in a much more roomy Westsail 32! Aaaaaaiiiiiyyyyeeee!!!!

Scraping the old non-skid off of the Cheoy Lee cabin top.
Scraping the old non-skid off of the Cheoy Lee cabin top.

Today, got up, had my coffee, and then got to work on the Cheoy Lee. There is still a ton of work to be done on this boat before we list it for sale. Right now, I’m working on the cabin top. I’ve been removing all of the old non-skid with a chisel. It’s been a little tedious. Still, it’s coming along nicely and within a week, I should be applying the new paint. Before that though, I have to finish all of the prep: sand, patch, re-sand, apply resin patches in at least 6 places, and replace the old pop-out vents with some new screw-in, textured vents that we got from West Marine. Once that’s all done, We’ll caulk the top joint where the cabin top meets the teak cabin side trim. Done.

Time to put kids to bed and play with my wife!

Justin

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