So, you know how I go on and on about how to buy lots of boats? Ya, that stuff, and how one of the tricks is to buy them for the kids and your wife, or husband? Right? I think I am so smart. Well, something happens when you are married to a smart person for 30 years, they have you pegged, and know how to play right back. Which the boatress is famous for. We worked together for 20 of those years and she knows how to slay even the most pompous creative.
Okay, what in the heck does this have to do with classic boats? Well…. Meet “Buttercup”. No naming party, no what color is she gonna be. NONE OF IT. If it’s MY boat she says, then , it’s Buttercup and I want it yellow. Whaaaat? Ahhhh come on.. Blue? Varnish? Its supposed to be Vermilion Red stain… STOP! I want yellow and I want it called Buttercup. I have Sweet Pea, and Buttercup now.
Oh man, so much for Lickety Split, Or Thunder Wake Crusher, Or Big Dong Boat,. ya, now I will be boating in Buttercup… And you know what, its grown on me. I mean after all isn’t this what its all about? Fun, and her personal statement. NOW, some rules.
It has to be as if the factory did it, and yellow was a Cavalier color for 1958. BAM, done, Buttercup is an old classic term of endearment, fun and being childlike. Ya, that sums being out on a WoodyBoat painted YELLOW!
So, here we go, I have started the clean up. The good news she is clean as a whistle and the previous owner Enzo, painted the hull red, so I paint over is the way to go.
Interior is going to be an odd thing and part of the fun. Either the Salmon that went with the yellow, or, some sort of late 1950’s plaid or funky deal.
We are searching now, the concept is for it to “feel” authentic as if she had bossed arounf the dealer back in the day and wanted what she wanted.
And now, for your viewing pleasure, Just a sad reminder.