Thursday, June 6, 2013
You see the modification I made to the gammon iron below. We'll be moving this fitting to the bow. ( more precisely we will be using it as a gammon iron vs. a cranse- I think that is correct!) When it was in service on a friend's boat it was a few feet beyond the bow. This fitting had pulpit pipe supports on each side which will no longer work. I cut them both off and am beginning to refinish the fitting. I first use the grinder, then various grades of sandpaper with a random orbital sander, then use a high speed buffing wheel. I use a double wheel, first tripoli, then rouge.
Monday, May 20, 2013
As I previously mentioned, the rudder was made from locust that was cut on Tauno's property. Individual sections were epoxied around a stainless steel frame. We're close to installation. ( looking for a used stuffing box)
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
We completed caulking the deck last weekend. In the next week we will work on last minute detailed fairing of the hull from water-line to rub rail in preparation for priming.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
This may not be in the spirit of Joshua Slocum but we decided on a bow-thruster. Here you see a jig that we created based on a video from Jamestown Distributors ( we couldn't do this project without them). The jig slides in and out as it scribes a perfect ellipse for the thruster tunnel. I would also like to apologize that we have been delinquent in placing new posts. ( By we I really mean "I") Projects last year that were not very interesting included finishing the deck caulking, and sanding the entire boat from stem to stern in preparation for painting this year. I'll be more active from now on.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
We are using Teak Deck Systems caulk with the recommended 3m fine-line as a seam breaker. Tedious but not too difficult. We recently identified that the deck is made of Austrailian white beech. Commonly used as boat decking material due to the very light color which makes a cool deck when the summer sun is direct. We have about 8 hours work into it so far and have completed approximately 15% of the total.