Decided to re coat the stern and Edwardo continued polishing more trim and parts…

Decided to re coat the stern and Edwardo continued polishing more trim and parts. Keyed the stern with 220. You will see where I was coating it just past the middle. Took me about 10 min not includingthe prep work. Have to move fast with the Awlwood.





Decided to re coat the stern and Edwardo continued polishing more trim and parts. Keyed the stern with 220. You will see…

Posted by Albert Bartkus on Monday, February 18, 2019

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Should be my final coat of Awlwood. In just over a week I have a fairly complet…

Should be my final coat of Awlwood. In just over a week I have a fairly complete varnishing project. Ill be polishing some of this because there is too much airborne debris in this building and you can feel it in the finish. Also what I have in my hand is left over awlwood that solidified in the pot over night. Notice how the product is completely clear. #Awlgrip #AwlwoodMA

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Should be my final coat of Awlwood. In just over a week I have a fairly complete varnishing project. Ill be polishing…

Posted by Albert Bartkus on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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Im not playing Tetris. Getting ready for deck refinishing and I know ill be usin…

Im not playing Tetris. Getting ready for deck refinishing and I know ill be using these.

Im not playing Tetris. Getting ready for deck refinishing and I know ill be using these.

Posted by Albert Bartkus on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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Florida time is over. Now the reality. 7 weeks to launch. Lots to do. Brad Bartk…

Florida time is over. Now the reality. 7 weeks to launch. Lots to do. Brad Bartkus has a great start on the sanding while I’vebeen gone. . Also started removing tthe canvas backed vinyl from the sides. It was beginning to fail. So she should show very nicely this spring.





Florida time is over. Now the reality. 7 weeks to launch. Lots to do. Brad Bartkus has a great start on the sanding…

Posted by Albert Bartkus on Friday, January 25, 2019

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Here are some more progress pics. To answer in advance, i have found Cetol to w…

Here are some more progress pics. To answer in advance, i have found Cetol to work best on our swim platform. Any teak sealers I’ve used in the past all seem to bleach out quickly. Stain was Chris red mahogany cut with 1:3, 333 thinner Brad Bartkus





Here are some more progress pics. To answer in advance, i have found Cetol to work best on our swim platform. Any teak…

Posted by Albert Bartkus on Saturday, February 2, 2019

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Stain done, moving onto primer coat of Awlwood MA

Stain done, moving onto primer coat of Awlwood MA. Brad Bartkus




Stain done, moving onto primer coat of Awlwood MA. Brad Bartkus

Posted by Albert Bartkus on Saturday, February 2, 2019

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Well, the adventure is officially over, Marianne finally got hauled out and put away

Well, the adventure is officially over, Marianne finally got hauled out and put away… she’s 58 years old and had 18 months of continuous use (probably around 8,000 miles total), 20 states, 5,418 miles around the Eastern US doing the Great Loop, hundreds of trips up and down the Chicago Rivers, she never missed a beat … I keep saying she’d been waiting all her life for that experience! But it’s time to let her have a break and get some well-deserved rest and maintenance!  All systems shut down. No immediate surprises below the water line. As was pretty much expected.  Spring will be more impressive. She will be show quality and ready for more adventures.   #MissMarianne

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Today i finally got hauled out and put away. All systems shut down. No immediate surprises below the water line. As i…

Posted by Albert Bartkus on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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Ok, a bittersweet end to a long long run. What a journey it’s been. Now for anot…

Ok, a bittersweet end to a long long run. What a journey it’s been. Now for another chapter. Tons of bright work will be done among other things this winter. The posts will continue but won’t include cruising. A well deserved break is in order. #MissMarianne

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Ok, a bittersweet end to a long long run. What a journey it's been. Now for another chapter. Tons of bright work will be…

Posted by Albert Bartkus on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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Still have some nice days going on. #MissMarianne.

Still have some nice days going on. #MissMarianne.





Still have some nice days going on. #MissMarianne.

Posted by Albert Bartkus on Sunday, November 11, 2018

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The 200+ Mile stretch with no Gas – Between Hoppies and Paducah – Fueling up in Cape Girardeau



http://lifeofacaptain.com 11.3 – The 200+ Mile stretch with no Gas – Between Hoppies and Paducah – Filling up with some of our extra cans in Cape Girardeau at Kidd Fuel Dock – they only have Diesel, but we got there at the end of the day so he let us tie up on the fuel dock overnight.

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