First I ordered a cheap, lightweight trailer from Harborfreight.com It came in 3 boxes and I managed to assemble it with a little help from Evan. I also order a hitch and assembled it by myself. That was a bit of a challenge, but I was successful.
|Picking the boat up at Gladewater Lake|
|The boat is at home in Center, TX|
|Inside boat (Before)|
|I sanded the inside|
|I epoxy sealed a leak where a dent was in the hull|
|Self-Etching primer applied to inside of boat|
|Primed the inside|
|Ford Blue paint applied to inside surfaces|
|Frog Tape applied to inside trim|
|Light Grey Ford paint applied to inside surfaces. Inside painting is complete!|
|We flipped her over and applied self-etching primer.|
|I primed the hull, but accidentally started with the light gray paint instead of the primer. Can you spot my error?|
Next it was time to paint the hull. I think it came out beautifully!
|Shopping for boating gear. "It's a bit tight, Dad!"|
|Added the oars|
|New Boat Cover|
|Attached the transom and sealed all bolts and plate with silicon|
|David Bain's router came in handy on this transom|
|Row, row, row my boat!|
|All major leaks were sealed!|
|A view of my van and trailer from our boat.|
|By George, I think he likes it!|
In thinking of a name for my new boat, my thoughts drifted to Matthew 11:28, "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
The Greek work for rest is in Matthew 11:28 is Anapauso.
It is derived from ana (again) + pauo (to give rest). I'll have to order lettering for a nice finishing touch! I'm looking forward to many great fishing trips with Evan and Ethan in Anapauso!!!