S/V Silver Girl, Month One: FL, Cuba, Bimini to Eleuthera
January 18, 2017
It Was Beachin
February 1, 2017
From a Wreck of a Deck
December 29, 2016
Now that it's complete, I have thoughts. We have thoughts. But I think an emoji here is worth words on how refurbishing a teak deck is explained: 😳
I'll leave all the technical 'how we did it', 'required tools and materials', and the 'step-by-step technical explanation' for another post (which Joel can spearhead). For thus segment, I'll just cover the emotional outcomes of refurbishing an entire teak deck.
1. It's a test of patience.
2. It's a lesson in teamwork.
3. It'll require a little bit of letting go.
4. It takes some improvising.
5. Happy hour beers are a must do.
The patience is from the work. It's tedious, monotonous, requires concentration and is slow going. Seeing the fruits of your labor requires patience.
I like working as a team. I like the encouragement, the support, the extra set of hands, the companionship. If you're more of a sole proprietor, be prepared for Lesson # 3.
Sometimes you have to let go and let be. This job demands attention to detail. It's a perfectionist pergatory.
You'll improvise. With everything from how a tool is supposed to be used to when to have lunch.
Find a local watering hole. In all of your sweaty, sawdusted, stink enjoy your end of day beers.