Well…vacation has its perks when it comes to the stressed out teacher…this past week I really got moving again (FINALLY) after a super tough couple of years…it felt like we were finally home for the first time in two years even though we have been home since July… My goal was simple…get as far as I could…and change gears from perfection to—-’git er done’... I really wanted to rough out all the remaining parts for the boat and not fin...
Well its hard to believe that it has been nearly a year since my last update—-and this second little boat which was supposed to be a quick build so I could get on the water will nearly be 2 years into the build…embarrassing! However…after the toughest two years of my life…TWO moves, unemployment, job changes and so on and so on…I finally got both my boats arranged on the patio this weekend. Since we moved back to our house in Napa (where I have lots of buil...
Well…finally some pictures for all of you…and I decided to honor my good friend WARREN PERCELL by naming my PDR ”SIDETRACKED”... Sidetracked is my new boats name—-since this little boat has sidetracked me from my bigger sail boat build (Weekender Sailboat). Since my last update I have only had weekends—-but other then traveling last weekend I have worked at least a little bit on the boat (s) each weekend…little things…LOTS of filling and s...
Well…yesterday was a HUUUUUUUGE day in my Weekender Sailboat build…it was a day I had been thinking about for nearly two years (as far as a a place I wanted to get to). Yesterday we assembled the hull with all the parts I had made…some a long time ago… For those of you following my new little PDR Sailboat build the weekender is actually the boat I started with…got pretty far this past summer…and then BAM…life started again as summer ended and I di...
Last week I shared the trials and tribulations of my transom attempt…which turned into a good thing…and I shared all the details there…but I did not post any pictures. I decided that I should take some pictures before I pull it apart and glue on the new transom…as I said in the last blog I am glad that I did another dry fit since the first dry fit the boat was not as far done…so with the parts closer to finished I have a much better idea of the prep steps and ...
Stevenson Projects Weekender Sailboat Build #15: My sail boat took a big step forward today...THREE DEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!
Well…your first thoughts to the pictures may be: “Looks like less boat then the last blog???” But that was the first dry fit…and so much has happened since then…today—while the pictures are a bit overkill…is a BIG DAY in our little boat… THREEEEEE DEEEEEEEEEEEE BABY! This morning we officially “assembled two of the assemblies”...and it went well…everything pulled down nicely and I am really pleased… Since the dry f...
Today we took all the assemblies…and fit them together as a dry run…I made a long list of things I need to do before I glue all the pieces together in stages…the list is pretty long, but after we took all the assemblies down I knocked two items off the list… This was a good practice run…I learned some things about what I need to do …and now seeing all the parts together will allow me to move forward…and I now have a game plan… The first pi...
Its crazy to think that my last boat blog was back in January…while winter break was incredibly productive the spring semester for Mr. D was pretty busy and stressful…the focus for sure was on the job…which as TEACHER OF THE YEAR FOR 2011 I guess I do take my job pretty seriously! Summer so far has kept me busy writing a grant and wrapping up school work…and its crazy to think August is around the corner… BUT the GOOD BOAT NEWS…TODAY we assembled̷...
Stevenson Projects Weekender Sailboat Build #11: Transition to deck building--AND SITTING IN MY BOAT!!!
Well…its been a really good week and a half since we returned from our Christmas trip…when winter break began I hoped I would be assembling my boat this week and now I know its not going to happen…but my secondary goal which I decided upon when we returned has surpassed my expectations… When I returned last Thursday I decided to NOT MAKE A GOAL…except to try and work on the boat each day…however large or small just DO SOMETHING…and I have stuck to ...
Okay…as promised from blog #9 ...here are some building shots… Since building the Boat Tent ...I was able to finish up the keel…I trued the rest of the top edge…more of the bottom edge and cleaned up the stem so it looks a lot better. I also went back and sanded down the excess epoxy on the boat bottom…figuring it will be easier now then when the boat is officially down on the keel…little less time on the knees down the road. However the most importa...
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