Riviera’s Ready

Our Riviera has had some time in the water and is running great. But for the record, our blog entry, “Pre-Season Prep,” didn’t include any photos. Well, I got a new camera for my birthday from my mom. So, here’s a few pictures…
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Old fuel tank
strap connectors

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New connection
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And new flax in our Shaft-log and Rudder-log…
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And we were pleasantly surprised
to see the bilge cleanup so well…
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And for a recap of some of 2009’s work: The transom and aft quarter-round was stripped down to bare wood, sanded, stained, and varnished. The second picture below shows the difference in color between the years of service…
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All in all, everything has been good this year. We spent less than 100 hours preparing for this years boating season. That about 1/4 of the time spent most years…

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Ready to Ride in 2010…

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