Our good friend insisted that the boat would be headed straight to the bottom of whatever body of water we placed it in. We agree, so we painted her up to look like The Beatles Yellow Submarine. Huzzah!
It’s hard to believe but the major construction of this beast is done! I’ll do an update later with more specifics but here’s a quick update. Yesterday, I glued and screwed the decks down, routed the edges of the decks, filled screw holes and gaps with bondo, cleaned out the inside of the boat, prep sanded the boat and started priming the inside. There are still a few things left to do…we have to paint and epoxy, fit the seat rails, get the sliding seat mechanism working and fit any miscellaneous parts that we forgot. We’re close, very close!
This post is the second in a series on our latest construction weekend. The previous post was Measure 500x, Cut Once. This post details Friday evenings work, which consisted mainly of cutting out the shapes plotted earlier in the day. There were a few hiccups, but we were pleased with the progress we achieved on that day. Read the rest of this entry »
This post is the first in a series on our latest construction weekend. I spent the entire day Friday plotting out the curves that will become our boat on the 4’x16’ sheets that Justin had made by joining two 4’x8’ sheets. In the end, everything came together without any major foul ups. Read the rest of this entry »
The construction of Don’t Hate Congratulate officially started on Saturday! Please hold your applause… It’s one thing to dream about building a boat and another to thing to actually build it. When J.T. and I first entertained the idea of building a boat we wanted to build it in a weekend and set sail on a Monday. At the time it seemed reasonable. I mean, stich, glue, finis, right? I realized on Saturday, as I inhaled my first whiff of epoxy, that this was going to be a little more than a weekend project. Read the rest of this entry »