Let the process begin
09 September 2011
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Flavit and his group showed up right at 8 am on Monday morning ready to get started. Some of the crew consists of: Blake, Flavit's brother, Jorge times two (one also Flavit's brother) and Orleng who can fit into any small space. Sanding on the hull sides and removing the teak decks are the first items to be started. Filling all the holes on the deck made by the one million screws, removing all the hardware, windlass, forward stay mount and filling more holes in the toerails. Removing all the hardware and stantions required work below deck. All the cabinets and closets had to be cleaned out to have access to the ceiling liners. The photos show why we are not staying on the boat right now. This process took about two weeks. Now prepping the deck for gelcoat has started. It is a messy process and we are glad to not have to be climbing in and out of the mess every day.