Now that the hull refinishing is complete (except for the wax), part 2 of the renaming can proceed. Part 1 was getting the old name - Phoenix - and hailing port, off.
We started with the hailing port as practice.
Then it was on to the main event, the new name decals on each side.
On goes the decal...
Off comes the backing paper!!
And, of course, the new name has to be christened,
and then toasted.
Paperbird was the name of our first boat many boats ago. She was named after a Roger Whittaker song that I used to listen to when soaring. Soaring, however, is not much of a family activity. So we decided to take up sailing instead. Lyn chose the name Paperbird to mark the transition. We thought it would be fitting to come full circle. And so Paperbird will sail again!