July 28, 2008
It was too wet, too windy, too rough and too cold to head outside to go fishing, or hiking or dock walking... and that's unusual. A boat beautification project beckoned - well no, that was actually step three.
* First came the assessment that the brass instruments in the pilothouse were ugly, heavily tarnished, probably beyond recovery.
* Next was the price check in the West Marine catalog for replacement items of equivalent size and quality. Oh, my!
* THEN came the Brasso and elbow grease episode. The three pieces now look suitably spiffy, sporting a patina of experienced service instead of the tarnish of neglect.