Rot is bad….

It may seem like an obvious statement but, when you are on your hands and knees scraping away years of rotten wood, it REALLY is disgusting. The smell was horrible. I have no idea how the rest of boat didn't smell the same. Here is a photo of the floor beneath where the water tanks …

B.O.A.T.

If you haven't heard the acronym B.O.A.T. before (which I hadn't before I commited most of my future to paying for one) it stands for Bring On Another Thousand. Boats can be unexpectedly expensive. Whether it actually costs you a $1000.00 or the equivalent in labour it is a commitment. The saga of the rotting …

Into Everyone’s Life A Little Rain Must Fall And Then Slowly, Over Time, Must Rot Out The Floor Of Your Boat…

I think the title says it all. It was promising to be a productive day. There were going to be 5 of us working on the boat today. My brother Tom came today to help me and Donald, Casey (yes...Casey can't seem to stay away) and Alex. We were going to get so much done. …

Blast Off

I haven't been able to spend too much time working on the boat in the past few days but have definitely been able to add to the mess in what little time I did. The garbage bin wasn't available but that wasn't going to stop me. What did I say before about making omlettes? I …

That’s A Big Boat!

I knew it was big when I first laid eyes on it in June but when I saw it this morning, on the trailer, my first thought was, "That's a big boat!" It's finally here and resting comfortably on a surprisingly simple support system. Becky weighs 25,000 lbs and is essentially being held up with …

It’s Boat-eve!

We are finally getting our boat tomorrow morning. It was delayed a few days because of government beaurocracy but the day is finally here. Just in time too. Traditionally a gift for your first anniversary is paper... 10th is tin... 25th is silver... coincidentally the gift for your 27th is fibreglass. Here she is leaving …

“My Boat”

I want to come clean and admit I made a mistake. In my first blog I used the possessive determiner "my" instead of "our" when referring to the boat. I apologize to all of you who were deeply offended by this oversight. It is a MacLean family project and as such I stand corrected. I …