Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Cabin top: final rough in version complete. I can now use this to scribe the exact cut out for the deck. And put up out of the way until I get there.
Supports for deck between 18 and 53.5: This is a LARGE area w/out support so felt a few stringers would be a good idea.
Guinness Stout: It'd be Sacrilege not to have a Guinness on St Paddy's Day!!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The photos show the first rough draft......I'll take more pictures as it gets dialed in.
Thanks again to John who has shown up consistently to help out....stuff just gets done faster with an extra brain and 2 hands!!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
First, a picture of the shop in full on disaster mode!
All of the bunk supports are sorted, epoxied and ready for bunks, which are cut and ready to go in.
I started the process of epoxying the interior. Amazing how it all cleans up with an even coat epoxy. I am going to finish the interior in neat epoxy for the time being. I like the look, and although paint hides alot of flaws, I want people to see what I have done, warts and all.
And we got the chain plate gussets set up. I hope to glass these in tonight.
This is the pace I was working at until I started fiddling with the keel foil. That really stalled me. There is almost nothing that you can do so wrong that it can't be ground out and fixed if you do it badly. The point is, and I say this for my own sake as well as those reading and thinking of building, is JUST GET TO IT!! I want to be sailing this spring...not fairing and futzing!
Thanks so much to John.....MUCH APPRECIATED!!
Advil and beer...........ahhhhhhhhh.