I am determined to get the deck ready for a coat of epoxy primer. My imagination runs with a picture of a solid white deck that seems to be some sort of self imposed milestone in this project. To me, it feels like a halfway point though I know it is still just part of … More Filling more holes
It totally blows my mind how many holes have been drilled into this poor boat. In the small portion of the aft end of the boat that I have been working on there are over 200 holes in the deck alone! Holes for mounting hardware, holes for electrical cables, holes to mount the cap rail, … More Filling in the multitude of holes
This morning was pleasantly cool and a beautiful day all around. I wish that the day was spent sailing but Erin had to work so I went out to the Alberg and decided today was the day to remove the traveler. Very little hardware is left installed and its about time that I finish the … More Removing the Traveler
Ryan’s and my dream of living on a sailboat has been a near constant in our relationship. A few months into dating we’d moved in together, and Ryan started talking about moving onto a sailboat. He had mentioned it a few times before I finally said “so, am I on this sailboat too?” Ryan said … More Evolving dreams, berths, and a personal update
This morning I tried to get out early again to beat the heat so that I could finish fairing the aft deck. When I got down to the farm it was starting to warm up but was very manageable and OK weather for epoxy work. I knew the heat was coming so I wasted no … More Finished Fairing the Aft Deck!
For the past several weeks I’ve been working 70 hours a week, going really hard trying to wrap some projects up. I haven’t taken lunch breaks opting to drink Soylent to keep me going thorough non-stop work, and I’ve been heading back after dinner to work on projects throughout the night when needed. I usually … More Done Fiberglassing the Aft Deck!
This morning (Monday) I was determined to get some fiberglass work done before the heat became too unbearable. I got up around 5:45 and got ready. After my daily coffee and smoothie was made I hit the road and got down to the boat while it was still pleasant out – about 75 degrees and … More The last few layers of fiberglass