Blue Turtle Cruising

Boat projects continue…

Since Randy has some time off before starting a new job, we’ve been taking advantage of him being able to dig into some boat projects. One of things he started working on already is the restoration of our exterior wood.  Several days ago, Randy patched the holes and cracks with and epoxy and Life Caulk. It takes several days for it set before he can sand it, so in the meantime, he’s been working on the decks. He and his father spent some time the last couple of days patching holes and imperfections in the fiberglass preparing the decks for Kiwi Grip next week. Our decks are completely worn down and are incredibly hot in the summer, so a little Kiwi Grip will not only make them nice to walk on, but also nicer to look at.

Randy's father, John, patching areas of the fiberglass
Randy’s father, John, patching areas of the fiberglass
Patched up areas on our decks
Patched up areas on our decks

Other than the boat projects this week,  Randy also pulled out of the Marina this week and anchored out so he could dive our boat. Our marina restricts folks from diving their own boats because of liability issues. Funny thing is, Randy has been diving several boats for some time now and wants to dive a few boats in the marina.  He’d been waiting several weeks to secure his diver’s insurance and to get a confirmation of it and wouldn’t you know, the day after we anchored out so he could dive the boat, the proof of insurance came through.

Anchored right outside Snook Bight, Randy dove our boat while I worked
Anchored right outside Snook Bight, Randy dove our boat while I worked
Creature from the deep: Randy is suited up in his 7mil suite and hood to keep him warm
Creature from the deep: Randy is suited up in his 7mil suite and hood to keep him warm
Randy putting on his fins
Randy putting on his fins

2 thoughts on “Boat projects continue…”

  1. Nice update! Randy has got his diving license, insurance AND a new job? Know wonder he’s been so quiet. It’s nice of Johnny Boy to take time out of his busy schedule to help out with the maintenance. I wish I was there. I really love your life style. We’re thinking of moving to Hawaii this summer, however, I’m contemplating on how I could make “live a board” a reality.

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