Can’t build all the time

One of the concerns we’ve always had was how well my wife would be able to negotiate getting on, off and around of the boat once it was launched.  We’d tried this a couple of years ago at the Hui Wharram with her getting on board a Tiki 26 from a dinghy, which worked, but she didn’t move about very much on it, just looked around.  Getting on board from the beach and sailing on David Halliday’s Aruba worked with some effort, but it was worth it and all seemed good to begin construction.

So while in South Florida, we took the the Sailing and Shelling trip from the Marco Island Marriott Resort with Captain Tom aboard one the the Tiki 26’s built for them by Boatsmith.  My wife loved it, getting on and off from the dock and from the beach.  I also recommend the trip for anyone in or visiting the area.  The staff and crew are wonderful to deal with and provide a great trip.

This provided a renewed enthusiasm to keep on sanding and finish as soon as possible.

Cushions and Mast

Stopped by JAI in St Petersburg and ordered bunk cushions and cockpit cushions. Also, discussed the mast design with their expert. Sticker shock set in but the better appearance of the boat will be worth it.

The pelican doesn’t have anything to do with the boat.