Well I thought we would take a break for a moment from the travelogue and show some pics of the new improvements made to the boat this year. While in Marathon, FL (Jan-April) Rick spent alot of time on the teak (varnishing) and also changing the pilot house doors & eyebrows from teak/varnish to a two part epoxy white enamel. At home in Minnesota this summer I made new navy blue curtains for the saloon and we have been talking for years about converting the dinning table into a hinged leaf table. Rick decided to take on the task and unfortunately 15 stitches later, in his left hand, we now have a hinged leaf table. Lefty O'smithy is doing well and removed his own stitches a few days ago.