Tuesday, November 13, 2007

"Your building a WHAT? Can you do that?"

More progress on the boat this weekend. We filleted and glassed the starboard seam before we ran out of fiberglass tape but still managed to: Get the keel Batten glued in and the side bulkheads made as well as the partial aft bulkhead which will support the rear bench seat (in place of the optional aft deck). We also made some initial measurements to figure out where the mizzen mast, center thwart and tabernacle bulkhead will go and got the centerboard trunk sides cut out as well as glued together the strips that make up the centerboard itself.

Lately around town while running errands and such we run into people that my dad knows from work or wherever and after I am introduced, my dad says, "yeah, were just picking up some tools (or whatever), were building a sailboat together." Pretty much without fail there is a double take involved from the other person followed by something like: "Aaaaa Ooooo very nice"....or.... "Is this something that you do a lot?"....or my personal favorite...."Really!?...Can you do that?"

I always loved working with wood and remember building stuff with my dad when I was really little like little wood chests, benches, birdhouses and stuff but I have really started to remember how much fun woodworking is since we have started the boat. In case you haven't caught on yet, boat building is definitely high on my "practical skills to know" list. How about you?

Note to self...hard to eat pizza with dust mask on.

1 comment:

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

"Alanosauras" You're kill'n me dude!! Now that is funny!!

Great work!!