Had just about finished sanding 816 in preparation to painting when my ROS decided to spill its guts. It was weird there was no indication it was going to fail, just bam mid sanding the bottom pops out. The motor didn’t stop or buzz just no more sanding pad. I was going to see if I could get it back together but I am going to push on with the painting.
The choice of paint colours is what was left in the house from various other DIY projects. I am gaining some painting experience here as well. The main thing is that the epoxy will be protected from UV rays:-) The sail locker is bigger than I thought it would be, I’m happy with it.
The only ‘bright work’ on 816 is the maple gudgeons. These are from scraps of some maple that had very nice chatoyance but it doesn’t really show in these two pieces.
Well 816 is painted topside and once the paint is hard enough I’ll flip it and do the bottom of the hull.
I have no idea how to rig all the running lines so I’m off to the PDR site to see if there is any help there. Judging by what I can make out from the photos the mainsheet is attached to control the position of the boom. It appears that the so called ‘leg o’ mutton’ sail is fixed to the mast and has no sheet to haul it up the mast. On the other hand I am just learning all the lingo so I am hoping I got the usage right here:-)
I’ll keep folks posted.
-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2