Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and 2014! We enjoyed spending a lot of time with our family and friends, celebrated the return of our elf Crumble, ate great food, and started looking forward to 2015!
Crumble is our elf! The kids get so excited when he comes back each year after Thanksgiving!
This wise man did not like his fancy hat!
Our Build-A-Pageant at church on Christmas Eve
Jack was Joseph this year!
My little angel, standing tall and bright!
When you have a boat, what better way to ring in the new year than with a new project! New Years Day this year was spent tearing out the port side settee to make way for a dinette. Much thought was put into whether or not we wanted to do this. There are so many great benefits to keeping the settee as it is, especially when you are doing major crossings. However for right now the cruising we will be doing is in the San Juan Islands. Having a dinette and the creature comfort it will bring for our family won out (we can always sleep on the floor if the seas are rough!). So out comes the settee!
First Jeff removed the few screws that were supporting the upper berth, the we took the side off. Now that Jeff could more comfortably reach the side of the hull he began using his grinder and saws-all to cut through all the fiberglass tabbing. And like that we no longer had a port side settee/berth.
We then collected a bunch of cardboard boxes from the recycle bin (Its a boat yard!) to begin to mock up what our new dinette would look and feel like! We have been talking to Frank of about ideas and how to go about building the dinette and will most likely enlist his services to bring this vision to life!
To see the continuation of the dinette project click HERE to see the next phase!