Friday, March 14, 2008

The Naples Gondola in Texas

Before the gondola in Naples was launched in her new home, she was in Texas, at my operation in the city of Irving. Before traveling to Naples, she received new paint, seats, and varnished wood trim. Her electrical system - both propulsion and accessories, were completely replaced, even the wiring was replaced with new material. A new forcola now sits in a new stainless steel buso, and I put a brand new custon-fabricated ferro on the bow.
The boat looked so good as we were preparing to load her into the container, that I had gondoliers there who were reluctant to help with the loading.

The gondola on-trailer after a last-minute seatrial.

The gondola ready to be loaded onto a flatbed tow truck.

A view over the bow.

The gondola on the flatbed, ready to be loaded into her container for transport to Naples, Florida.

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