A couple weeks ago I went to visit Kenutu to make sure she was tolerating the crazy rain we've been having and I discovered this.
Dan and the Harbor Custom Canvas crew had been doing some sneaky work on the dodger and had the new stainless frame on the boat just waiting for the bimini. I could hardly believe my eyes it looked so good... and it was half finished!
The quality was way better than the old dodger, complete with these brilliant little zipper flaps to keep them protected from the elements and some amazing, super clear "glass".
I was so giddy at how amazing Kenutu looked I actually squealed as I was calling Mack to tell him about it. Squealing on a dock by yourself is not at all embarrassing.
In the midst of the work, we continued to get rain. And then more rain. And then we moved our slip from Repo Row to Z-dock, which has so many sailboats it looks like a military salute when you go there at night. Dan called wondering where Kenutu went, and the next day, we had this.
I had no idea how much the bimini would change Kenutu's whole look. With her top on, she looks like she's ready for anything. She looks like she knows what she's doing, like she'll handle whatever comes her way. Her bimini has an adorable window on top so you can see the sail and top of the mast when you're underway... we call it the sun roof. We also got an interstitial piece so the whole cockpit can be in the shade. As a bonus, Dan threw in the wheel cover, a dinghy cover, and wench covers in exchange for same day payment. The rain had put him behind on more than just getting work done, and that put us on the winning end of a deal.
Of course, the new bimini, dodger, and jib sail cover in their new beige color made the main sail cover come into focus. I'm pretty sure we'll be having a chat with Quantum Sails before the summer is over. This girl is getting all sorts of love!
Two people dumb enough to think anything is possible and smart enough to bumble their way into discoveries.