It’s our boat now.

We moved the ship’s clock and the ship’s barometer to starboard, and put up a painting of Nancy and Pender getting splashed by Lena.

Now it’s our boat, not the boat we’re building.

The painting is by Sheena Lott, a startlingly talented Vancouver Island (Canada) artist.  You should own all her books.  Here’s a start: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_2?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=Sheena%20Lott&ie=UTF8&search-alias=books&sort=relevancerank

The boat celebrated by returning to the yard for more leak repair.  Also, as we approached the dock for the haul-out, our brand new engine started spouting smoke.  Lots and lots of white smoke.  The proper authorities were notified.  I’m sure it will be fine.