Friday, August 24, 2012

A Real Boat.

This is the most significant single thing to happen to Creeky yet:

She has a real hull number.  She has an appropriate title reflecting her new status as an official "boat".  And perhaps most importantly, she has insurance.  All the appropriate paperwork is now in order to move forward with launching her.

She has 6 cleats.  She has 2 out of 3 bilge pumps fully installed - the 3rd one should go in this coming Sunday.  She has only one battery, but its enough to start with.  The thru-hulls are all installed.  The propshaft and shaft seal are in. The forward head system is nearly complete.  These are the essentials.

We're really doing it.  We are currently going through the motions of figuring out where, when and how to launch her and get her towed into her winter slip.  It may be a while yet, due to marinas being full and/or expensive, but at worst we'll have to wait until early October and take her straight to Constitution Marina.  The extra time will just be helpful in getting more systems and amenities installed to make life a little easier.

In the meantime, Jenny and Ivy have been able to come help a couple times.  That's having a great effect on the boat and Creeky's beginning to look a little more like a home:

We'll keep you posted.  In the meantime, fingers crossed that she floats straight and true!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Creekmore Progress Photos

Justin has been renovating the 46' Creekmore for over two years so that we can someday (soon) live aboard the boat. In the process, we've taken 500+ photos of the projects, and I've finally had some time to organize them and tell the story in a bit more detail. The boat has come a long way since we first acquired her, and we have a lot of work left to do, so this collection of photos will continue to grow as we fix up the boat. Anyway...check out the photos if you have a spare moment or two.
Here it is!