A plethora of photos today! We will be feeling the rush soon, but more work keeps coming in everyday. Not sure how we’ll get done by spring but I think I say this every year about this time (I’ll have to go back and read previous year’s blogs).  We are installing a comfortable chair at the flybridge chair of a Grand Banks. We have done this many times now and have some techniques perfected. The standard procedure is to put a hole through the lid of the existing seat (which has the locker below). You need to mount the pedestal on a flat surface and the floor of the flybridge has an obvious camber to it. This means we need to create a flat, strong surface to hold the pedestal.

making a slope

This looks a little dramatic, but with a little shaping we can match the camber exactly (and with the help of a little luan template).


And here it is tucked away inside the seat with the pedestal sitting in place.

pole dance here

The seat will be mounted on the pedestal where it protrudes from the seat lid. If not needed, it can be removed and the cushion put back for a standard GB seating arrangement. Of course, where would you stow that big chair?

Grannys furniture protectors

The Legacy is now blue – Majestic Blue to be precise. He will probably buff this out a bit to enhance the shine – that’s why we use Awlcraft 2000.

Thats why they call me shine

The barrier coat has now been applied to the bow thruster hole. Just a bit of sanding and we will be able to paint that when the rest of the bottom is painted.


Up above, they are compounding and polishing the superstructure. I think the owner will be very pleased as he just got the in the fall and has never seen it as it should look. A lot of people revert back to wax after a good polish job and then find that it pales in comparison to the polymer finish. Wax is a bit of a dirt magnet.

No wax pleasee

They are up to coat 6 (I think) on the cap rails and man are they beginning to shine. A couple more coats and we can put the stainless rails back on.


Mid Week Pick Me Up I have my annual physical tomorrow morning. I think I’ll change to this guy!
My doctorThe Ultimate Health Advice from Chinese Doc Q: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true? A: Heart only good for so many beats, and that it… Don’t waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speed up heart not make live longer; that like say you can extend life of car by driving faster. Want live longer? Take nap. Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does cow eat? Hay and corn. What are these? Vegetables. So, steak nothing more than efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to system.. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef also good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And pork chop can give 100% recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.  Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake? A: No, not at all. Wine made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine. That means they take water out of fruity bit; get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made out of grain. Bottoms up!  Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio? A: If you have body and you have fat, ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, ratio is two to one, etc.  Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program? A: Cannot think of single one, sorry. My philosophy: No Pain…Good!  Q: Aren’t fried foods bad for you? A: YOU NOT LISTENING!!! …… Foods fried in vegetable oil. How getting more vegetables be bad for you?  Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle? A: Definitely not! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only do sit-ups if want bigger stomach.  Q: Is chocolate bad for me? A: You crazy? HELLO. Cocoa beans! Vegetable!!! Cocoa beans best feel-good food around!  Q: Is swimming good for your figure? A: If swimming good for figure, explain whales to me.  Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle? A: Hey! ‘Round’ is shape! Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.  AND…….For those of you who watch what you eat, here’s the final word on nutrition and health. It’s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies:
  1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
  2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
  3. The Chinese drink very little red wineï and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
  4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
  5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats� And suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
CONCLUSION! Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.