Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

With exams last week and lots to do there was little time for posting. But if I can help it, I will be sure to fill everyone in and keep up with the updates.

Last week after exams I drove Mike to the airport for his break that he will be spending in CO with family and friends. I'm sure he is having a blast. Then it was off off to give Trey a hand moving into a new place in Raleigh which included my services in helping him design and construct a "man bench" in the new garage that will certainly serve more than a few fixer up boats in the coming months. Pictures on the way.

After I got home I got to do some bike shopping and on Saturday Mom and I spent a good long while in the bike shop while I was fitted for a new road bike for my Ironman triathalon training. On Sunday I picked up my brand spanking new 18.3lb, Chrismas/Birthday present, 2008 Cannondale CAAD9-5 compact aluminum exreme speed machine. Its a sweet ride. Especially with a wireless computer on board.

The boat is coming right along. In these last few days Dad has done more work than I while I caught up with some friends from high school but we are in full swing now and pushing ahead. We have installed the centerboard trunk (which came out beautifully) and Dad has done all of the bracing for the cabin seat tops. We are planning to finish up sanding the inside surfaces tomorrow and lay down another coat of epoxy or two in preparation for paint and seat tops and gluing in the cabin seat supports. See the latest album below. We also had a chance to mock up the cabin structure in plastic sheet. Have a look.

I also picked up the mast sections from Randy last week. And the System Three Yatch Primer came in the mail too. We are on track for some real progress. Just need to DO IT.



Gumby said...

Nice bike! Gonna get some good work done on the boat this break?

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

sweet ride...very nice indeed!

Chris P. said...

Congrats on the bike Alan! Let me know if/when you're riding.