Building a boat outside in winter in northern Tas is not for the faint hearted. We have a fire bucket that is surprisingly effective, good quality thermals, and are intentional about keeping each other's spirits up on the occasional dreary day. Also, as I enthusiastically tell Deb on especially frosty mornings, we are joining a long … Continue reading A grandfathers heritage.
Its been a good week. The stringers and chines have been installed on the starboard hull. deb has filled all the screw holes with builders bog and sanded them back. She has also sealed all the bulkheads and frames with the first of three coats of epoxy resin. Selah is designed with safety watertight voids, … Continue reading Framing up continues
Over the past two weeks Tasmania has let us know who's boss, in her own particular way. Sunday before last I woke at 5.30am to the sound of wind and rain. I checked my weather APP and was alarmed to see that we were experiencing 60 kph winds, from the east. Our build site is … Continue reading Rain, floods and big wind.
Its been 12 weeks since we took delivery of the timber and began lofting (marking out) the frames and stem pieces. Although we took great care, and Deb double checked measurements, its not until assembly you can be certain no mistakes have been made. So I was a little nervous when we started assembling the starboard hull this … Continue reading Starboard hull takes shape
One of the major decisions we had to make early on was weather to build the hulls consecutively or concurrently. We chose to build both the hulls at the same time. Four months in, we are glad we did. We have found that by batch processing all the various jobs, we worked faster. Each time … Continue reading Scarfing continues