Friday, March 3, 2017

Some Reassembly Required

So we've spent the last two or so days in a howling wind aboard the new hull, putting things ready to get her into the water.  All the teak trim pieces are on the boat, but unfortunately, they're all detached.  It's like a giant jigsaw puzzle.

Um....what goes where?
Then there's the matter of the packing box and the old propeller shaft, which is conveniently located UNDER the cockpit in a lovely space that entails a Downward Dog facing posture to access.  The coupler on the head of the propshaft was so rusted I had to cut it off with an angle grinder.  . . . in that space. . . .about 4" from my face.

Yeah, that was fun.
That let me pull out the propshaft.  So then we had to address the packing box itself, which was mercifully easier to deal with.  It's ugly, but the wearing bits are in good shape, so we lucked out there.

Ugly, but functional.
So, today, we'll get the rest of the teak back in place so I can address the wiring and maybe get the packing box back in place and sealed in.  Waiting for clearer skies and warmer weather late next week to finish the hull paintwork.  Then we can splash the thing.

Oh, hey, only 20 days left on our Indiegogo campaign, and we're WAAAAAYYY short of what we had hoped to raise.  If you'd like to lend us a hand and be part of this project, head on over here.  Every little bit madly appreciated.  Thanks.

We progress.

More shortly


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