Boat curiosity leads one to strange waters, especially when wanting to make modifications.
We plan to update Shindyah’s cove stripe to burgundy. Along with adding a linen coloured Bimini and canoe for the sail. I very much want to upgrade her wheel to a wooden one with knee knockers. Bill and I are also looking to add a teak sole to the cockpit. We feel that the linen Sunbrella colour would compliment the classic feel we are after.
I’ve been quite curious about what our boat, Shindyah, looked like straight from Catalina in 1991. We know that our current table is not from the manufacturer. How did the salon look then, compared to now; what has changed besides the beautiful inlay Compass Rose table we have now?
Bill and I looked at pictures of various Morgan Classic and Out Island models. Then, we came across an image that was strangely familiar.
Then we realised. It’s our boat!
Meet Shindyah, two owners ago – as Hakuna Matata. The bell was above the ship clock, rather than above the light right above the port settee. Even the television was the same. We’ve recently updated the TV of course, to a newer HDLCD version and the older, and ditched the Black & Decker coffee pot for a Keurig. The appliance stopped working properly a couple of months ago. Coffee is a must!