Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
9 gallons of epoxy
and the number we have all been waiting for.....it takes 528 beers to build an i550.
Actually, the beer-ah-meter was my time clock of sorts. It took somewhere around 500 hours to build the boat. I pretty much spent 40-50 hours a month working on it.
I spent $1500 on used Melges 20 sails. $1000 on hardware. $1500 on epoxy and resin if not a bit more. $300 on the trailer. $1000 between ply and the other building materials. Somehow, the West Marine wallet vacuum sucked the rest in $50 and $100 increments.
Lets hope we get that much fun out of the boat!!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I grabbed some dacron sails while I get the Melges 20 sails altered. I am looking forward to a little more breeze next time out.
Huge thanks to John P who helped throughout this project. It was really nice to have him along for the first trip out today.
I am EXHAUSTED!! I will summarize the numbers in the next blog entry (dollars spent, hours spent etc.)
Finally, I can't thank Molly and the boys enough for putting up w/ my crazy project over the last year...you are SOOOO awesome!! Thanks
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Molly took video of the pour. I was only able to get that posted on the i550 facebook site, and I can't get that link to load here. A quick search should pull it up for you though.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Thought one: pour in solvent to melt it.....but every thing I tried (including walking around the hardware store openning every type of nasty chemical I could lay my hands on and dripping some over a sample) proved that this is PETRIFIED foam.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Finally, I got a coat of non-skid on the cockpit floor. The boat is going to look real nice when finished!!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
(Should have wiped down the sides for the glamour shot...oh well....)