In the meantime, I'm watching the birdlife, at this time of year we get quite a few coming in to nest and breed. My first winter here saw one pair of Royal Spoonbills nest here, this is my third winter on board and there are now three pairs. A good sign that the breed is doing well. They arrived about 6 weeks ago, and its lovely to see these graceful birds just outside my windows.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Friday, July 8, 2016
And here with The hatch openings cut out. The edge doublers come 20mm in from the edge of the opening that you see here, and I've made the lower edge of the opening at a height where should I swamp the boat, the hatch opening will be above the water in the cockpit. Same goes for when the boat is on its side, the outer edge will be above the static water level.
Welsfords first law of seamanship, "Keep the water out" starts back on the drawing board and is a factor in every stage of the build, and of course that also applies when she's sailing.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
This is B#3 being glued up, I had to replace the engine batteries in the ship recently, and at least until I take them to the scrap merchant they'll make good weights for clamping things together while the glue sets up.