Monday, June 20, 2011

Captain Doug Stein.......

We have received word that our friend and fellow sailor, Bryan Douglas Stein has died  Saturday night at his home in Gulf Breeze, Florida with his wife, Peggy at his side.  Doug was 47 in February of this year and a monster called Glioblastoma Multiforme was the cause of his death.  He fought the horrible brain tumor right to the end but there was no winning this battle.

Anne & I first met Doug and Peggy in 2000 at one of the Corsair Nationals in Ft Walton Beach, Fl.  For some reason we hit it off right from the start when he walked up and wanted to know what a "SATO" (our F-27 at the time) was!  Since then we have seen them when possible and it was only less than a month ago that we managed  to make it to Gulf Breeze for one more visit.

Doug, you won't have to worry about which boat you will be on next..............your memory will always be with us as we head out to sea!!

Fair winds Captain Doug

Thursday, June 16, 2011

And the work begins!

The PMI work has started at will.........Anne has all the cushions cleaned and waterproofed along with most of the frontrunner cleaned and sparkling, the saildrive lower unit is primed and painted and new zinc's are in place.   The inside zinc is not easy but with a new $15 ratchet it finally met it's match!

First coat of primer

Old & new

The bolts are on the outside!
We just finished cleaning the prop, the new anchor eye's have been installed.  Next week it will be polishing time!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Getting ready for spring cleaning!

The wedding shower that Steph is holding is just about here and next week we will start to work on GH. She will be getting a new bottom, at least 3 coats of polish and a sparkling clean prop. Anne plans on going through the inside from top to bottom and before the end of the month we will have a shinny, almost new boat again.

Overall Grey Hound came through the winter in good shape. But to keep her that way will require a few hours of TLC.