Reporting in on week's worth of work on the still nameless Everglades Challenge boat. Or more exactly, the Everglades Challenge hull, which is looking more and more like a boat that would support human cargo.
Clothes might make the gal, but paint will make her what she ain't. Plus we could all do with some knee bracing.
Thanks to recent changes in the rules, the nameless boat can have up to three human beans onboard for the 300-mile Everglades Challenge this spring. That means perhaps a bit more sleep for the adventurers, and that the team would have a navigator, an engineer, and a strategist. Three guys would bring approximately 150 years of sailing experience to the boat if O.H. Rodgers (wonder what HIS tribal name will be?) joins TwoBeers and MoresailEsaid.
Here's the stately stateroom that O.H. has been working on. I suggested that he go with red-velvet tufted upholstery, possibly with matching bobble trim, but he's favoring a sportier Ralph-Lauren look.
Can you spot the boat designer in his lair?
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