for the Week Ending May 11, 2003
Sunday afternoon, I had a
blast working inside the boat. Armed with a stack of new Sawz-All
blades, I removed the Atomic 4 and copper jacketed exhaust system.
Read more about the engine
I also removed the
stainless steel half oval that covers the hull-deck joint, in preparation
for ultimately cutting the deck off. The seam between hull and deck
(ahem) seemed to be a fair line, which means that I should be able to cut
right through the seam when the time comes. That's a little ways
down the road, though. Later in the week, I tackled the rudder
removal and succeeded in removing the rudder, rudder shaft, and gudgeons.
more about the parts removal here.
I got my quote on the site
work for the boat barn. It was higher than I expected, but I suppose
reasonable enough for the job at hand. It looks like the barn will
be built. I still may seek additional quotes on some of the work to
double check that things are in balance.
Read more about the boat
barn progress here.
launching pending on Monday May 12, and a pretty full week thereafter, I
don't expect much progress on the Daysailor in the coming week. But
you never know!
for the Week Ending May 18, 2003
afraid there is no progress to report for this week.
for the Week Ending May 25, 2003
barn will be built! I made the final mental commitment this
week. I expect to obtain a building permit in the coming week and
get the site work underway as soon as the contractor is available.
I'll have to go out and cut down some small trees and do some minor
clearing first; knowing this particular excavator, he tends to be ready to
jump on the project about the instant you call him, so I think I'd better
be mostly ready before I place that call.
afraid there was no further progress on the boat this week. Lousy
weather and (gasp!) "real" work prevailed.