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...
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...
Well…we celebrated the 4th of July by gluing up the boat bottom…my wife helped me which is truly appreciated!!! And yesterday, Joey, my friend and colleague came over and we put on the stingers…On Sunday we got a later start and the patio really heated up but we made it…the bottom felt solid…and with the stringers on it continues to feel more rigid… Tomorrow we leave for Southern California and VIVA Las Vegas for about 10 days…so no updates for a ...
Well…not much boat building to update—-have wanted to wait on a boat building update until I finish the keel and I cannot say I am there yet…I can say that I have cut out all keel parts (9 different parts some 3 of which are 14 feet long…)...they are resting flat in my garage… I have 18 days—-that is two 5 day weeks…and 2 four weeks to go with school and then I will be building full-time… HOwever here is the big update…today was a b...
Well…I hope you weren’t all holding your breathes!!! After nearly 5 months of discovering, dreaming, hoping, worrying, and stressing—-I became a boat owner! Or at least a boat MATERIALS owner… However I cannot claim to be a boat builder…I ran into a snag because I could not find ONE SMALL part, lol…my rip guide for my circular saw…I thought my new one had one, but I realize that I did not get one with it…and then i tried to find another that...
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