My New Years resolution is to splash this lady. Not much to report, I’ve made some progress stripping the last of the bottom paint off. Acquired a more powerful sander which has made much quicker work of getting down to the gelcoat. I’ve also decided upon consultation with The Marina to try filling the cracks in the gelcoat with thickened epoxy before I take the drastic step of stripping the hull down to ‘glass.
I’m pretty snobby about sailboats, especially comparing the fine lines of the Ariel to some of the newer, tubbier, cumbersome looking designs that fill The Marina. However they just hauled out this pretty little double-ender and it caught my eye, anyone recognize the design? Cool looking boat and great name, Seabird was one of my favorite books as a kid.