June 7th we got our Bayliner 4550 back on the water! Major storm repair work finally done! Our trawler is still being worked on up river about 70 miles away but it is good to have our "new" boat back on the water after 5-6 weeks on the hard. I spent the last 12 days aboard doing more work to her- had to run wiring through our new arch I installed, working with electronics guy to get things up and running again and installed on the arch, finish sanding the varnish and putting down 4 coats (hope to do 6 more ASAP!), organizing, cleaning, etc. She is starting to come together. Still need new bimini, etc. but man did it feel GOOD to be back on the water for something other than sea trialing someone else's boat we were selling.
They had the big annual Riverbend festival in downtown Chatt so we went to that and anchored out for a night and then anchored out a few other nights around the river, spent fathers day up there, etc. etc. Generally...enjoying life! Some pics....
Anchored out in one of our favorite coves:
The new varnish (tape at edging still visible lol):
Compared to how the teak USED to look: