Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Saturday of fun and work

I worked on the Zodiac Yesterday and when I had finished a job
I was doing I went to Richard to be assigned another. He ask me if I knew
what Baggywrinkles were. Do you know what they are? I could have said
"sure I have a few "but I didn't say that.(LOL)

The above are Baggywrinkles.
"Chafing gear on standing rigging to prevent sail wear. It looks like great wrappings
of wool from a distance,but is made from bits of rope"
I learned how to do this.

The tide was low so I could see the muscles and barnacles in the

There was allot of white painting being done yesterday

First it Had to be cleaned then sanded then cleaned again. You can see Richard
back there with the vacuum.

The white painting is complete and next Sat. the plastic winter wrap is
coming off and then the caterpillar will become----------------

A beautiful butterfly and we will
GO SAILING!!!!!!!!!

(click to see better)


Cactus Jack Splash said...

What a lovely ship, must be so rewarding to be part of the team that keeps her that way

Becky and Gary said...

Oh Betty what fun you must be having! The same spruce up is going on in Erie on the Flagship Niagara, and sailing ship for the city of Erie, Pennsylvania. I would love to be part of it, but we live too far away to be there most of the time.
Have a wonderful adventure.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love it, Betty... Can't wait 'til you can go sailing on the Zodiac.. You all have worked hard to get it in tip-top shape. That is such a neat project for you. Congrats!!!!


Vicki ~ FL said...

Looks like a lot of work but fun also. Have a great adventure sailing.

Margaret said...

I had no clue....and what a beautiful ship. I hope you have fair weather...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The hard work is worth the effort. The boat will look great out on the water. :)

Powell River Books said...

Looks like you are having so much fun with the Zodiac. It is a beautiful ship and you are helping to make it even better for this coming sailing season. That's really interesting how they tarp everything so you can work in all kinds of weather. Makes sense for our kind of place. - Margy

Cicero Sings said...

I think it is so neat that you get to work on that ship and get out for a we sail every now and again. I think a sail on a boat like that would be wonderful.

i beati said...

truly invigorating work !! sandy