Happy New Year! The Trumpy M/Y Stargazer III is back in the water after a major topsides refit, planking around portholes, transom and top transom skirt, with teak covering boards with combings. We T-splined her sides and transom. We was stripped by long board, faired and painted. She has come out beautifully. I think even Mr. Trumpy would be proud. Bernard Smith led the paint crew and Don Thibeault handled the carpentry and they both did a great job. Stargazer’s owner and captain have been wonderful to work with. While in the water, she is now getting paint and varnish with a few woodworking projects. Stargazer and Emma are sitting side by side and look like a photo op.
On to the next story, people who have seen our lumber room know I have some huge, beautiful boards. Some are 4 feet wide and several hundred years old. Six years ago, I got a call from one of our lumber suppliers, Kelly. “I just uncovered something you might be interested in. Three 2-1/2” x 18” x 27’ matched Honduras mahogany boards,” she said. Kelly didn’t know when or where they came from but she knew I was the customer who was sure to say yes.