We have got a lot going on down here in Florida. Emma is out for a bottom job and a little topside touch-up. We painted her with Sterling Paint. We love this paint for wooden boats. The main reason is you can fix it. A small tree or maybe a big branch drifted up against Emma’s bow and rubbed a section down to bare wood. We repaired the paint and because Sterling blends so well, you can’t tell where the scratch was on the boat.
Like a couple of sisters Emma is sitting next to Wind Rush, a 55’ 1965 cruiser.
The great thing is these beauties are both similar and at the same time different, just like sisters. Wind Rush is really coming along. The last plank was installed yesterday. We ordered and used quarter-sawn African Mahogany for her garboards. It's tough as nails and so pretty, it could have been a varnished transom. However, the African made the best garboards. Too bad that they will be covered with bottom pain.