Thanks again to Ken for his comments. If things went well, we'd expect a tornado to hit! Disappointment is the new norm for us. Come to think of it, it ain't new. The weather has been foggy until late each day, so we are getting late starts and the loss of daylight savings time brings the dark earlier, not that we work until dark. With each new batch of moisture, we watch the paint bubbles grow, then subside as the boat dries out again. We have no idea what will happen with this paint. The paint company is refunding our money (Yay?). Ben made the comment this week with all the re-do's we have had, we will have built the equivalent of a boat and a half. We built the rudders 3 (4?) times, reapplied epoxy several times, re-glued the starboard chine, and God only knows what else, Waitaminute, you two guys read this blog, so you know all the things we've done over. Does this make you God?? Theology aside we must have done something this week.
We sanded some stuff.........Oh yeah, Neil wants to know when we are going to launch. I want to know that, too. You two guys that read this site (god), do you know? If you do, tell Neil.
We blew off the sanded stuff.
I carried a board around.....
And planed it.
Ben did something inside the hull.......
Ben did something outside the hull.........
Ben and I glued in the Dorade box dividers..
And the removable tops...............
And reinforcements on the top of the tops.
So they will sit and look something like this. Look, you two, we can't be dramatic every week. Mostly we're unexciting, downright boring most of the time, and only semi-intelligible. This boat stuff is about getting a little something done every day. In fact, I hate the dramatic visual progress stuff. It makes me think that there's not far to go. There are gobs and gobs of stuff yet to do, so stay tuned, keep the faith, and keep reading as we tackle the gobs.
The Music♪: David Crosby "Laughing"
That's Jerry Garcia on the pedal steel. That's God laughing.
Chuck! Send money!