photos by Mark Schooling
Mark at Gondola Paradiso in Oxnard, California has been working hard to get his new gondola dialed-in, and it shows.
If a red gondola looks familiar, it should.
This was the boat that we all saw, and admired in Huntington Harbour.
Tim did a great job with her, but now she's moved up the coast, and Mark is giving her lots of TLC.
Recently she got some fresh paint, and now her metal adornments have been polished up.
Here's a "before":
...and here's the "after":
What a difference a guy with a buffing wheel and some compound makes.
I'm working hard to convince Mark to let me bring his iconic red gondola down to join the fleet for Nationals in a month.
With any luck you'll all see her then.
Of course you'll need to come to Nationals.