We also needed to take care of some maintenance work on our trusty fleet! To that end we brought our Richardson cedarstrip in for varnish freshening up.
|Richardson in place..|
|a cradle for the Mini-Hopper|
|And the Mini-Hopper is mobile!|
|The show skiff with colour started|
|Anton preps TNT for colour|
|and Richardson opened up.|
Painting moves along but hard to keep dust out of the finish! Still, doesn't look too bad.
|interior of TNT all sanded out.|
|and painted Buff like the skiffs|
|not too soon to test racing seats!|
|skiff gets it's gunnels fitted.|
Encouraging! lots of Hopper Racing Team Green in the shop now! But the pressure is on!
|Anton tapes TNT|
|and the Mini-Hopper|
|Bernie tests the steering ideas|
With the TIBS looming closer (Boat Show) - the team is really putting in a great effort.
|gold trim on TNT...|
|gold trim on Mini-Hopper too|
The gold trim became a nightmare! With a sample in hand from Gas-Hopper a search began for metallic gold enamel. Can't get it here - had to buy a metallic gold latex which took 8 coats to make opaque! And then I had to varnish over it to make it jump!
|done and done!|
|including George's oak coaming!|
|and the TNT - looking good too.|