Decking begins

After two months of sanding and painting, its been good to get back to fabrication. Our focus is the deck, followed by the turret & targa bar. Before we could begin installing the fore-decks we needed to complete the fore-beam. We realised that finishing the forebeam in its installed position would be extremely difficult in … Continue reading Decking begins

Paint & humidity

A lot has changed since our last post. We have managed to get our first coats of high build undercoat on, but not without a battle with the weather. Turns out Tassy has humidity levels not dissimilar to the tropics, something we had not fully understood until now! Our magic figures for painting are: temperature no … Continue reading Paint & humidity

Fiberglassing, Wooden Boat Festivals, Art exibitions and lost explorers.

Another milestone has been ticked off the list, with the completion of fiberglassing the Port hull. We were pleased to finish most of it in one long day, with the additional layups on the keel, chines and bridge deck joins completed the next day. Boat building is not dissimilar to building a house, in the sense … Continue reading Fiberglassing, Wooden Boat Festivals, Art exibitions and lost explorers.