Step Three: Interior Teak
15 June 2008
We were able to work on the interior teak in conjunction with the deck refinishing and rigging. Once the temperatures in St Petersburg were hitting 90 everyday, it was actually preferred to work inside with the air conditioning running. The galley and head needed to be sanded down to bare wood and needed several coats to be able to stand up to daily usage. Fortunately, most of the main salon just needed a light sanding and a coat of gloss to spruce it up. The interior was fun work and the progress showed daily giving us almost instant gratification. Some previous owner had cut a large hole (too big for a sink) in the head vanity and it was covered up with a piece of formica. Steve removed the formica and put ceramic tile around the sink, allowing us to expose the original teak counter top and storage bin. See pictures in Photo Gallery. I will eventually need to refinish the the cabin sole but will hold off for now. We are very anxious to sail!