Peavy awaits 'detailed' paint job for Duck Boat

Peavy awaits 'detailed' paint job for Duck Boat
February 15, 2014, 10:15 am
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Jake Peavy, right and Jon Lester enjoy their ride on what is now Peavy's duck boat.

(AP Photo)

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Perhaps you were wondering about what happened to that Duck Boat that Jake Peavy purchased last November, days after he rode it in the celebration parade for the Red Sox World Series win.
     
For now, the boat remains in dry dock.
     
"I had a lot problems trying to find somebody to do the paint scheme the way we wanted it," said Peavy. "It's not the (easiest) - there are these ridges in it that creates a problem. But I think we've finally got it nailed down. It's going to have to go to Texas to get the paint scheme we want on it. But it's going to be a fine pieace of art, a fine piece of memorabilia when it finally gets finished.
     
"Jonny Gomes has already started the paint process when he came to visit - kind of a free-style paint-job."
     
Peavy said the boat will feature the World Series logo, a picture of the World Series trophy, the Boston Strong logo and pictures of Peavy with his family, on the boat, on the day of the parade.
     
"It's a detailed paint scheme and that's why we had such a problem with it," he explained. "But at the end of the day, we're going to do some stuff down at Southern Falls, my ranch, and this is going to be a neat piece to have there.
     
"We have a plan and design for the Duck Boat, but first things first. We've got to get it looking the way we want it looking."
     
For now, the boat sits in the driveway and will eventually be placed in a carport where it can be displayed.
     
"This thing is so cool," enthused Peavy. "The history behind it...This thing served in World War II, so it's got some great history."
     
Peavy said he hasn't had any regrets about buying the boat.
     
"This wasn't an impulse buy,'' he said. "This was talked about and planned out. We knew if we won the World Series, this was going to be something I was going to take home, or at least try. But it is funny -- waking up and walking out and going, 'Look at this thing.'
     
"I took it to the store at one point. I loaded up all the workers that were on site, 15 or 20, and we did our first little tour."
     
Asked what the neighbors think, Peavy deadpanned: "I really don't have any neighbors (in rural Alabama)."