Friday, February 29, 2008

no more dustbuster

Since starting work on Wahoo, which besides the complete reseal of the hull-to-deck joint has mostly been just removing rotten wood and grinding a whole lot of fiberglass, we've had to rely on a dustbuster to suck up all the glass dust, etc. It's one my grandfather gave me that you plug into the lighter in the car to get juice. It works pretty well, actually, but I was having to pull my truck right up next to the boat in order to use it. And hey, it is a dustbuster, and therefore not really intended to be used in the manner in which we have used it.

But no more, for last weekend we jumped up a level or two (or ten) in terms of sucking power when we got a wet-dry shop vacuum from Home Depot. Nice.



What sporty colors! It must be a racing vacuum. :D

Bring on the glass dust, baby. I'm ready!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Boat bling

My birthday was last week. I'll be honest, I'm not really liking this whole pushing 40 bit, but I guess it's better than the alternative. :D

The coolest birthday present I got was from my brother's girlfriend and all around kickass gal Christy. She snagged a most important piece of boat equipment for Wahoo.


Nice, eh? And I am certain that this will be the most used tool on the boat. :D

In other boat news, the garage/boat tent has truly proven it's worth....and then some. It's held up to three severe storms already with no sign of wear or damage at all. I'm impressed. And when I up and move to Florida in a few years, the whole contraption can come with me.

Another major boat repair item was also secured this week - a wet/dry shop vaccuum. Should make fiberglass dust cleanup go much quicker. Also got some replacement filters for the respirators. We are good to go for this weekend. Am really hoping to kick the repairs into high gear in the coming weeks. Wahoo won't fix herself, so I guess I better get after it. ;) Time to get out of Dodge.