Since our last post, we have been focused on completing the internal fit-out to paint stage. After painting, we will fit the deck and build the turret. Our reasoning is that although our shelter has done an outstanding job, especially since we upgraded it (see The big top is back on. ) we are conscious that it … Continue reading Internal fitout #1
Its been a busy few weeks since we have last posted. In between pushing on with the build we made a trip to Hobart for a funeral and family catch-up, returning via the east coast for a few days off. We were pleased to finally finish frame seven. Actually, we were surprised by how long … Continue reading Frame seven complete and cockpit commenced.
The winter westerlies have finally arrived in northern Tas, so our days have been punctuated with squally showers. Thankfully the winds have been moderate compared to last year, and now that we are working inside we are well protected. The shelter is doing an excellent job at keeping Selah dry, with no leaks, except on … Continue reading Cabin, filleting and planning
One of the advantages of building outdoors is that it is keeping us connected to the weather and environment. Well, thats what we keep saying to ourselves anyway: preparation for life aboard. Sailing is like camping, its all about the weather. What has been a constant surprise for us, is the difference to last winter, … Continue reading Pushing through the winter blues
Its been dead-set freezing down here in Tas for the last couple of weeks. Still frosty mornings and low overnight temperatures. Fortunately the temps have not impacted our ability to work on the boat, and progress has been steady. Some people have expressed surprise at out ability to keep working with epoxy resin which is … Continue reading Cabin Sides, floors and fore-beam