I cannot express just how happy it makes me to open up the companionway, enter the cabin, and not have to look at the colors orange, red, blue, and yellow all at the same time. Yes, Chad and I have painted the interior. It took us two days and a few coats, but we got it done, and man oh man the difference is huge. “It looks like a grown-up’s boat now, ” was Chad’s comment, and frankly I agree.
It’s a tangible sign of transferred ownership. This boat is now mine, and it looks like it (except for the non-skid, but we won’t go into that now). I chose a nice rich brown color for the bulkheads and the galley- Wild Horse at Home Depot if you’re interested- to imitate the fabulous wood grain Skipper Stripper painted over, and it pairs nicely with the creamy off-white of the fiberglass. I also painted the side trim covering the joint where the top and bottom of the boat were glassed together.
Enough of me talking. Here are some pictures.