Well, I guess the big question readers may be wondering is, when is the big day? Actually, as you can imagine, its been much on my mind in recent weeks. So, as I sat down to write this update, I took a look at the tide tables taking into account the three factors I have to work … Continue reading Can we make it?
Well we are entering our third winter for the build, and it has arrived with typical north-west coast enthusiasm. Westerly fronts are punching through with gale force winds every nine days or so, followed by a period of calmer north easterly winds. These are the conditions Bass Strait is infamous for, and we often marvel … Continue reading Internal Fitout #4
This is our third post about the internal fit out phase of the build, so rather than try to think of a clever name for each one, we are just going to number them, until we reach the next milestone: painting the interior. Apart from some minor trim details, the two sleeping cabins, and both … Continue reading Internal fitout #3
"If at all possible, avoid building your own deck hatches. Install pre-manufactured ones..." Well despite this rather excellent advice given to us by Gary, a fellow Sarah boatbuilder, we have spent much of the last two weeks doing exactly that... building hatches. And yes, they have been every bit as fiddly and time-consuming as he … Continue reading Hatches, Tanks, Outboard Pods and shiny things
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 design and construction aspect of the saloon settee is complete. We will return to it when the water tanks we have ordered from Atlas tanks arrive. They are installed under the settee, directly behind frame five. Part of the construction has been designed to be removable, to facilitate removal of the tanks in the … Continue reading Saloon Settee completed
Some days are diamond ... Some days the work just seems to flow, and we go home feeling as if we have accomplished a lot. We were able to tick off quite a few jobs from the to-do list this week. We have switched our priorities a little, as it turns out Deb will be … Continue reading A productive week
Now that the floors have been glued in place, we have moved to internal joinery. The Sarah design specifies shelving to be fixed to the three stringers immediately above the waterline along the length of the hulls, between frames two to seven. These shelves form the basis for storage lockers and are mandatory as they are … Continue reading Internal Joinery underway