Saturday, June 20, 2009

Spring Cleaning

This boat was rolled out and cleaned up the day before Vogalonga.
Many times I would go to the boat storage area, with it's carport-like roof, and I'd pick out a boat to row.
Several times I spotted this boat and noticed how dirty she was.
I thought she would look great if someone took the time to clean her up, but it seemed like it would take a lot of work.
Then, on May 30th, a few of the GSVVM guys pulled her out and just went nuts cleaning her up.
In about 15 minutes they'd gone through her completely and were ready to take her out for a test run.
Just goes to show that a group of determined guys,
who know what they're doing, can get a lot done in a short time.

There was some discussion among the guys as to whether the boat was a sandolo or a mascareta. Eventually someone who everyone was willing to listen to, proclaimed that she was a sort of hybrid.

A view from the inside.

One guy spent the whole time obsessing over the floorboards.

I couldn't get a clear answer regarding her age,
but the boat was built by Cantiere Agostino Amadi on the island of Burano.

The stern on the grass with floorboards in place.

Later on, some other club members rolled her over to another part of the property just prior to the big GSVVM pre-Vogalonga celebration dinner.


grigory-never-get-there said...

Am I wrong, or wasn't the Sunset mascaretta declared a hybrid as well?

Tamas Feher from Hungary said...

Is this boat built asymmetric? She looks markedly curved to the left in the top two photos, but that may be an artifact of perspective. The other photos (shot from inside and on the trolley) do not show this clearly.

Gondola Greg said...

Tim had a conversation with Gilberto Penzo about the boat, and he thinks she's actually a sandolo.

Tamas: the boat is symmetric.
The photo from the inside was taken from an angle. I looked through the rough footage and found another image taken from the inside and right down the centerline.
She looked pretty straight to me.