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