Friday, August 29, 2008

Priming finished

Now that Courtney's back in the flatlands, the last primer coat is on the topsides. Blue boot top and bulwarks to follow this weekend, with pictures even.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Cruising, not building

Courtney's been out in BC cruising aboard Island Eagle, and having a fine time of it, too. We've run across some interesting boats.

The other day in Montague Harbour we saw a Diesel Duck 462 (Mandarin, which was the very first 462 built by Seahorse Yachts, in fact) - this is significant because Courtney wants to retire on a Duck one day. What a lovely little ship!

We also ran across Mareva a couple of times, first in Montague and then when we moored right next to her in Ganges on Saltspring Island. Scott almost bought Mareva before he settled on Island Eagle.

Finally, for those of you who haven't seen Island Eagle herself, here's a nice arty shot framed by driftwood. Real purty, yup.

Courtney should be back in Winnipeg on Tuesday, and Shilling construction (well, painting) should resume shortly thereafter.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Quick note

Just a quick note to say that the second coat of bottom paint is on. Further painting was prevented by Courtney's band playing at Folklorama for a week, not to mention the cold and ear infection the subsequent week. Still getting over that, and tomorrow it's off to Island Eagle for some cruising, so don't expect any further news for a couple of weeks.

THEN we'll be back at it, you damn betcha.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Bottom paint

First coat of bottom paint is on. Pictures!