S/V SUSANA Our goal for Cruising is 2013

This is Susana. A Bruce Roberts "Spray", steel-hull, gaff rigged Ketch.
In 1895, Joshua Slocum departed Boston in his tiny sloop Spray and sailed around the world single-handed. This historic achievement made him the patron saint of small-boat voyagers, navigators and adventurers all over the world

Susana is our Spray and will guide us where the wind meets the sea on our safe navigations. We are just a little behind our 5 year plan for retirement cruising. It looks like we'll be ready in 2014.....Follow us while we prepare Susana to take us on our Journey.

Aug 19, 2012

Bottom and Topsides Paint Prep

Bottom Work Begins on Susana!

Tenting to capture the debris

Kevin works so hard... and now he's got a BIG JOB of stripping the epoxy and bottom paint all the way down to bare metal. But he's soooooo excited about all the work ahead of him because he's working on his second love Susana (or is it his first???)She's got a big bottom and needs lot's of work.

Kevin's portable sandblasting workshop.
Gotta love that truck again! 

I keep saying "we" when it's really Kevin that does all the hard work. I just provide the nightly back massages, positive support and healthy dinners. And since March I have managed to get so much canvas work that I haven't had time to work on Susana's cushions!

We may be a little behind on our 5 year plan, but we are definitely making progress. Oh! and we managed to become totally debt free....that's a huge step towards early retirement and cruising.
Well, I asked and now I got a job to do on Susana....I get to sand the topside and prep it for painting.
 Hey...if it gets us closer to our goal...I'm all for it!