Monday, May 31, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Now, BRING ON THE LONGBOARD....aka the torture board....time to start faring!!!
Monday, May 24, 2010
Not much to photograph, just use your "minds eye" to see me hunched over, dust mask on, trying to keep long lengths of epoxy infused cloth off of me and in the right places where one can almost reach. My butt has a random bruise from sitting on some stringer for too long last night, I have gobs of epoxy in what little hair I have left and my neck is most comfortable when I hold my head about 10 degrees to port.....maybe THIS is why I haven't chosen boat building as a profession.
It is all coming along nicely though, and my hope is that I will be ready to flip the boat over this weekend. I think I will get the topsides mostly fare, but not worry about primer and/or paint until I get the bottom done.
Since I have nothing to photograph myself, I will leave you with one of my favorite sailing pictures ever....courtesy of Sailing Anarchy:
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I also shaved my head, but that is another story....
Cleaned up all the glass work from last week and started placing backing plates for the hardware in the cockpit. I laid some of the carbon/kevlar twill that I am so fond of over 1/4" ply. I am hoping that the carbon kevlar is a good surface for the underside washers and nuts.
Backers for the traveler are in. Need spin sheet blocks in the rear of the boat, hiking strap anchor points and the center main sheet block and I should be good to go!
Oh yeah, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Thanks to Matt Seely for swinging by to help w/ the lifting and spinning. The cockpit is stinkin' LIGHT! Just cumbersome.
Everything is sanded and the tape has all been cut. Wed eve will be another epoxy night.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Wish me luck on two fronts: 1) That I don't create a massive WHOOPS and 2) I find time to do this on MOTHER'S DAY!!!!
Have I mentioned that my wife is a SAINT?
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I need to tweak in some spots. I did lose a few pieces of foam where the edges get thin. I crawled into the belly of the beast again and added a few tabs behind those spots, including one that was far enough back I could only just barely reach it......and no way I could see what I was doing. Molly was kind enough to come out and eye ball it for me!
And she made some awesome enchiladas for dinner.
Note to self: wearing a dust mask after enchiladas is a bad idea unless you really enjoy enchilada burps.........