Five O'Clock Somewhere

Welcome to Five O'Clock Somewhere, where it doesn't matter what time zone you're in; it's five o'clock somewhere. We'll look at rural life, especially as it happens in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, cats, sailing (particularly Etchells racing yachts), and bits of grammar and Victorian poetry.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Pretty Pictures

At last, you can see pictures of what heretofore you have been able only to read about.

Here's Larry checking out the boat, admiring how the spinnaker sheet is stripped just like he's done on his boats.

Braxton examines the spinnaker pole. Notice how very shiny the boat is; it's even shinier in real life.

The mast is much newer than the rest of the boat; while the boat was built in 1973, the mast is a mid-1990s style.

The seller and the other guys who work at the boatyard remove the mast in preparation for taking the boat out of the water.

The boat is hoisted. We discovered all sorts of interesting things growing on the keel.

Here it is after being pressure-washed and put onto the trailer. Once Larry's done fairing and refinishing the bottom, the blue will be replaced with dark metallic gray -- very classy.

Black Magic arrives at Elephant Butte for a brief visit before heading to El Paso for refurbishing.


Anonymous Adrift at Sea said...

Carol Anne-

Your boat is pretty... congratulations. Can't wait to hear how you like sailing on her.

Mon Mar 06, 07:42:00 PM MST  
Anonymous Jerry said...

Congratulations! If only you could find a pirate flag somewhere...

Tue Mar 07, 03:57:00 AM MST  
Anonymous pL said...

I know a guy up in Laguna Vista who has a couple.

Tue Mar 07, 06:52:00 AM MST  
Blogger Pat said...

Aaaaarghh matey! A black flag for yon black ship. Now all she'd need would be a great black sail to strike terror in timid hearts o' mariners and landsmen alike.

Wed Mar 08, 01:58:00 PM MST  
Blogger Pat said...

Oh yes ... Cap'n Courageous, she be plannin on paintin' yon decks red... blood red nonstick decking. So, when the ship be in battle, and the crew be battlin' their fiercest against the doomed foe, there'll be no distraction from a wee little bit o' spilt blood.

Wed Mar 08, 02:01:00 PM MST  

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