I wanted to share some photos of the progress on the interior. I have it further along than this, but I have to take more photos. For now, enjoy! Everything is coming together so nicely on the boat. Click on the image below to scroll through the photos.
WHY INCLUDE A SAILBOAT, YOU MAY ASK...
Presenting my work as a preservationist and urban planner would be incomplete if I did not share this project.
Dreamboat is a 21’, 1971 Clipper Marine sailboat that I personally rehabbed over the course of 5 years. My commitment to the project was to undertake all of the work myself by learning through books and mentors, and to incur zero debt on the project. I was successful.
Dreamboat enables me to explore the natural environment that my beautiful home state of Florida has to offer. I am able to observe firsthand the effects of pollution, sea level rise, and other environmental impacts. I also have the extreme fortune to explore historic waterfront communities throughout the state from a different perspective – by approaching them from the water, not land. With Dreamboat, I am able to expand my skills as an urban planner and preservationist to provide a unique perspective of the communities I visit.
Please enjoy the blog posts below, which share my love of sailing and rehab of Dreamboat.
Some time ago I wrote about a project I started – rehab of an old ukulele that I bought on Ebay. My research tells me that this little gem is around 60 years old, and was pretty much a toy. I played around with it quite a bit in it’s beat up condition, and wound […]
After salvaging the wood interior trim pieces and other parts that were not beyond repair, I began the task of removing all the rot. The boat had major mold and mildew, clearly related to issues of long term water intrusion. It is a boat, after all. It quickly became apparent that I had to gut […]
I arrived to the boat armed with bleach, a bucket, rags and boat soap. I thought the task at hand would take only a few hours, but I was at it for almost 10 hours. It was a process, to say the least. It was in the mid 90s, so the weather was not very […]
So what did I actually buy, anyhow??? Here are some photos I took when I pulled everything out to inventory it all: https://www.flickr.com/gp/christinedalton/P5fs77
So happy that I bought this boat! I miss sailing so much, as well as the freedom that comes with having a trailerable sailboat with a cabin. I can enjoy weekends on the Intracoastal again, for the cost of filling my cooler and some gas for the outboard motor. I did a light cleaning to […]
This link has photos to my boat that I took very first time I laid eyes on her, including the Craigslist ad photo. https://www.flickr.com/gp/christinedalton/2y4b3H
I am going to upload all project photos to albums in Flickr. I’ve posted a few as a test, and they can be accessed at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/christinedalton/
I am almost done with the exterior and am about 75% done on the interior. My hands have been on every single inch of this boat. I feel much more confident in the capabilities of this boat than my last one, although it was new. That’s because I know this boat so intimately. Buying a […]
I haven’t blogged in a while and I’m transitioning to using only an iPad so it’s a bit of a learning curve. This is a test post to make sure that I have WordPress, Flickr, and my Photo Stream all in sync. Lots to know! These are some before and after photos of my keel. […]