White Carpet No More

Anybody else think this was a particularly boneheaded idea?

While I’m sure it was beautiful for about three weeks after installation, it’s always bugged me that they chose white carpets for a boat interior. Hello? Were you planning on USING the boat at all? I’m sure it was very expensive; the quality is quite good. But with the oil that was on the decks, it’s far from what I would call “practical.” Traffic areas? Yeah, pretty much all traffic in a 90 square foot salon goes over the same route. Again. And again. And again. I’ve lived onboard two years now. It’s at the point where steaming the carpets clean doesn’t even touch them.

Enter the Next Project. Man oh man, she will be a complete knockout when we’re done with this one. I’ll save the details for the post in which I can unveil the new salon flooring.

Which should be soon, given that Brock works me like a slave. To be fair, he drives himself much harder than he ever makes me work. And Katherine Jane is showing all the benefits of having a hard-working master directing her maintenance. Go, us!

No Responses to “White Carpet No More”

  1. thunderslug
    August 3, 2008 at 12:34 am #

    Chemisry….if yo udon’t ming a little coughing and the occasional third eye, I can fix it. Of course, I’m paying for that, now, but stil

  2. bowiechick
    July 30, 2008 at 9:09 am #


  3. rob
    July 30, 2008 at 12:29 am #

    Cant wait to see the progress lots of luck with the installation.

  4. Jamie
    July 29, 2008 at 4:30 pm #

    Ah, Rob, you’re just a bit too observant! LOL! Correct, she’s getting a bit more wood onboard. Can’t wait to show you all the “new look.” We’re really pushing to make her spectacular before the Wooden Boat Festival in September.

  5. rob
    July 29, 2008 at 4:21 pm #

    Dare I say that I can guess what the new floor will look like with the “heavy duty construction adhesive” awaiting use ? it will look fabulous of that I have no doubt! she is a lovely looking old girl as it is and more hardwood can only make her look better in my opinion :o))