Saturday, August 13, 2011

Land Roving

 For the past month we have been on the road while the boat gets lots of boatyard work done here at Petrini Shipyard in Annapolis.We inquired about having the bottom scraped and painted and ended up having Awlgrip paint applied to the sides also.She is now seafoam green  with a teal stripe, the paint job done here was amazing, the painter was such a perfectionist who worked  on our old sailboat.We also had a new thru-hull put in for the watermaker and deck wash.We can`t say enough about the talented and caring staff here at Petrini's Shipyard in Annapolis. John Petrini oversees all work done and hires the best assistants available.
While the work was ongoing we spent time in Seattle with the kids and grandkids and had a
great visit.We all went on a cruise of the harbor in a Sparkmans and Stevens oceangoing racing sailboat.Little Evangeline was on watch for whales and sharks and unfortunately she saw none but still enjoyed the sail.Next we returned home to Madison,Ohio and got to go to a barrel tasting party at our favorite winery-Harpersfield Winery.The owners are such great friends and we enjoyed an overnight stay above the press house followed by dinner.They just released the new Gewurztraminer wine and we stocked up the boat.
Now we are back to Annapolis and catching up with cruising friends and resupplying  for the trip back down the I.C.W. in Sept.Our next week will be spent making the topsides sparkle a bit as they  need lots of  TLC  compared to the new Awlgrip on the sides.

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