The captain had a whim tonight. The aft deck has always been somewhat inadequately lit for hanging out on after dark. I’ve dealt with it by bringing candles out and having a little string of tiki lights, but it’s just been something that’s bugged us. Barbecuing is next to impossible without a flashlight. So we went on an excursion to the local hardware store…
One of my favorite things about us is the way we work together on projects. We both have MacGyver brains and are constantly coming up with creative ways of accomplishing things. Brock’s “cheap bone” is a huge influence, yet he has learned to listen to me when there is the time and place for a more expensive, quality approach. His initial thought was to throw up a plastic J channel and put some rope lighting in it. At $1.98 for 8 feet, that would certainly have been the economical way to go.
But it’s KJ. And she’s classy and quality and workmanship in every way. And so we decided to make our own channel for the lighting. And put some ornate trim on it. Once it’s painted white, I think it will blend beautifully into the style of the boat.
Total time from concept to working product? Three hours. Nice job, Magic Brock!