Its been a busy few weeks since our last post. The cockpit furniture is almost complete, and as usual, it has taken longer than we anticipated, mostly due to the helm-station. The plans give basic dimensions, but no construction details. It's essentially an interface between a whole lot of hardware and the helms-person. Ergonomics and provision … Continue reading The helm station
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.
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
Its been a busy couple of weeks since our last post. The highlight being a surprise visit from our youngest daughter Haley, who flew down from Alice for a week. A great mothers day for Deb. We took a few days off the build to visit Pete's parents in Hobart, but not before co-opting Haley … Continue reading Surprise visit and stern steps completed
Well we are into full winter mode down here in Tassy. Thermals and beanies are back on as we rise to 3 degree temperatures on some mornings. Actually we welcome the frosty ones as they generally precede a clear sunny day. Good follow up rain after last years wet winter, has kept the countryside fresh … Continue reading Stern Steps and frosty mornings
Building a boat, especially one the scale of Selah is a fascinating endeavour. Prior to turning over day, the work flow was primarily in one direction. Now there are a number of ways we can choose to go, and we find ourselves having to consciously remain focused on one job at time. It's easy to get … Continue reading Frame 5 and 9 completed
After a couple of big weeks we treated ourselves to a day off. We have had a season of glorious, settled weather with mostly light NE winds, sunny days and very little rain. Port Sorell is a beautiful spot and we love to take walks along the foreshore tracks. On Monday we headed to Hawley … Continue reading Aft decks and a bit of R&R