Saturday, September 3, 2016
While I was in Colombia, my Dad cut some nice fir from the property, shaped it, sealed it and varnished it. Here it is bolted (loosely) to the bow. Isn't it amazing looking?
He also bought a really nice, long piece of spruce for the mast -- 18 feet! Now we begin the process of shaping it, tapering it and making it round.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
There are two really important pieces of the boat that we had not, until recently, constructed: one of them makes the boat go straight, and the other one makes it not.
Shaping the centerboard...
Quite pretty. The centerboard's nice, too! :). I really like the pattern created by the different layers of plywood.
And the rudder is pretty sweet, too!
Add to that almost a whole day of trying to get the centerboard's hardware in place inside the boat.
While radio stations and gasoline producers seem to be constantly trying to "get the le(a)d out," boat builders are trying desperately to get it IN.
For extra weight on the centerboard.
Just kidding; lead is a neurotoxin. It's really caviar.
And I'm not sure if you can tell that I put three hours of work into this today, but I did and I like it.
Monday, May 30, 2016
Saturday, December 26, 2015
I'm not sure what to call them. The pieces of plywood that cover the storage compartments on the sides of the cockpit, which would be the seats if we weren't going to put slotted seats on top of them...? Anyway, it makes the cockpit look a whole lot more complete!