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Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Original Boat: The Strega II

This is the original boat. It has been in the same slip for 40 years. It was built in 1970 and the buyer put it in this marina where it has probably been ever since!
We bought it on August 20, 2009. It was named Strega II by the manufacturer.
The boat was never renamed or painted.....until now!
We set out to give this 25' Coronado some lovin'. Commonly called a "pig" in the yachtie world, this Coronado sailboat offers a generous berth and galley, a wide hull, and short keel. You will see the whole size of the boat when we post the pictures of the boat on the beach like a whale!
The sails where toast so Truman gave them to a local sailmaker on consignment. And we got brand new sails made! We polished and shined the original fiberglass in order to find out what the original color of the boat was. Guess what? It went from dull, oxidized white to just plain shiny eggshell!
Basically, Truman took over the electrical and mechanical and exterior overhaul. I took over the interior and teak refinishing. The bulk of the work took us 3 months of weekends to complete.

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