New Digs

Our new skiff hiding in the poinsettias

Our new skiff hiding in the poinsettias

We had hoped to have the outside of the hull painted before the weather turned cold but unfortunately Mother Nature had other plans. To stay on schedule we needed a warm location for a couple of weeks to complete the work. What could be better than a brightly lit greenhouse filled with poinsettias and warm enough to work in a T-shirt. A big thank you to Greg Moore of Lockyer’s Country Gardens for the use of the space.

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Moving to warmer digs

Moving to warmer digs

 

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All Planked

AllPlanked

The last set of planks were hung last week. Nice to have that part over with and move on to fitting the outer keel and stems. If the weather holds we are hoping to put on a couple coats of primer.

A problem we encountered on the first build was aligning the planks at the stems. Even with the plank landings marked on the stem it was hard to make sure the port and starboard planks were level with each other. This time, to make it easier and ensure precise alignment, we attached temporary screws or nails into the stems so the planks could be pushed down into place and the gains marked.

Plank registration

Plank registration

Bob cleaning up excess epoxy

Bob cleaning up excess epoxy