Well its close to a month since our last post, and not because we've been taking it easy. In fact the last few weeks have been physically and mentally the hardest of the build so far. Now that the fabrication of the interior is completed we are deep into prepping for painting. This involves going … Continue reading Time to pay the piper…
Progress on Selah has been on hold for a few weeks while we returned to Alice Springs for a far more important project: the birth of our first grandchild. Our grandson, Judah Obadiah James Harris entered the world on Wednesday 8th February. It was awe inspiring to be able to finally hold him, after tracking … Continue reading Our newest crew member
"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
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
Those who have followed our progress from the beginning, will remember the succession of wild westerlies that tore down the strait last winter. Storms and floods: the worst of which forced us to temporarily remove the big tarp from our shelter. Not so this year. To date, the winds have been remarkably light, and most days … Continue reading We move inside!