Sweet Pea Update – Interior Almost There

Sweet Pea rules the seas, okay, the bay, , wait, okay, the river, well, would you believe the creek? no? my dock?

Sorry Horrice, we got us a Sweet Pea update. This past week, we got two coats of paint in her interior, after cleaning mold and all sorts of stuff from the humidity and sitting. We also had her cushions done in a fabric that blends with the stock original flormica counter tops. My concept was in a small space, the less the better in colors. Let the small stuff be the fun stuff.

Port veiw

Starboard view

Roof top – Name boards done by myself. Hey from across the bay they look okay

We also got the fridge going, water leaks in the plumbing and toilets figured out.

Clean and ready

Flying her flags


We are taking longer cruises and the Boatress and family sure love a slow cocktail cruise and dinner out on the bay.

Headed out. Staying awake is the main challenge

The day bed is all set, and a wonderful place to collect vintage cushions. That is my childhood sextant, which I learned how to use.

Me at age 12 learning on my first Sextant. Same water area on the bay

Made this custom SUZY STEP for the Boatress.

Looking aft – Cool clock bought at Lake Dora and Lamp on ebay

Fun little lamp.

Real quick like we are in big water with bigger boats/ Ships. Its great to be on a boat that can handle it

Its also a great location prop for photo shoots. This one is for a company called LOWTIMERS.

Stromy skys? No problem…ish!

The storm is headed in. There is no out running it like on WECATCHEM

11 replies
  1. Dan T
    Dan T says:

    Old wooden cruisers are a lot of work, but so worth the effort. She looks fantastic. Happy and relaxing cruising.

  2. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    Wow! She has come a long way since I saw her a couple months ago. Great job! If you leave tomorrow, you should be able to get up to Clayton in time for the show!

  3. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    GREAT story and pics…that is one neat boat in a neat place.
    Can’t wait to race her in my Fairchild Scout 30….I made 6.5 knots crossing the bay to Onancock….eat my spray suckers!

    John in Va.

  4. Ron in the great Pacific Northwest
    Ron in the great Pacific Northwest says:

    Nice job! I love the Suzy step!

    Love the interior with the color pops being the cushions. I prefer eggshell finish on the paint to reduce the reflection. I love the Susie step!

    You have reached the stage in life where the runabout is great, but it’s nice to have a head, and a place to make a sandwich, and take a nap. A lot of us here in the Northwest realized that some years ago with more availability of not expensive, old cruisers.

    The next thing to be installed will be the automatic pilot with a joystick. Trust me, I know it’s coming!

  5. Dick Dow
    Dick Dow says:

    The boat looks great – lots of wonderful memories ahead on that one! I’ve had one of the same little ships wheel lamps since I was a kid. 🙂

  6. Randy
    Randy says:

    … there is nothin’, absolutely nothin’ as much fun as foolin’ around in a boat (with an enclosed head)!

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