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Reports from July, 2004
7/11/04 7/18/04 7/25/04
Log for the Week
Ending July 4, 2004
Tuesday, I began by steeling myself for the
always-unpleasant run to Home Depot, ostensibly to pick up the 11/64"
beadboard plywood I was planning to use for the bottom, down-facing layer of the
decks. I had been putting the trip off for some time--always something
better to do in the shop, crowd avoidance, just didn't feel like it, or some
such--but this day, I simply decided it was
Arriving at a packed parking lot and inserting my
truck into a tiny space, I rounded up a wood cart and headed inside.
Imagine my dismay when, rounding the corner into the plywood aisle, I discovered
that all that remained were several damaged sheets of the product, with no back
Undaunted (or something roughly akin to that), I headed for a second
Home Depot several miles away in South Portland. All the shelves there
were fully stocked, but it looked like they didn't even stock the
beadboard. Rats! What a waste of a morning. I returned home
and decided to try again next week.
Back at the shop, I decided to concentrate on some
painting and finishing. First, I ground the tabbing from last week, on the
intermediate support bulkheads. Then, I turned to completing the
longitudinal V-berth support, which I needed to support the centerline seam of
the eventual platform.
here to read about that.
With that complete, I vacuumed and cleaned the
entire "cabin" area before varnishing the deck beams again (final
coat, perhaps? We'll see...) and then moving on to painting out the
lockers and bilge areas. Later in the week, I applied a second coat of
paint to the areas, completing the job.
here for more.
Log for the Week Ending July 11,
I'm sorry to report that there is no progress to report this week..
Log for the Week
Ending July 18, 2004
Well, I managed to pick up the plywood beadboard
that I needed for the first (interior) layer of the decks, but that's as far as
it went! The plywood is stacked in my shop awaiting further attention.
Since last fall, I've had an O'Day 17' Daysailer,
which belongs to my Dad, kicking around, awaiting paint. With no room in
the shop last winter, I never got a chance to attend to it; fortunately, he
didn't need the boat for this season. Anyway, I decided that this was the
week to prepare and paint the boat, so all my attentions were turned in that
direction. I wanted to get the boat done so that I wouldn't have to worry
about it later in the season.
you're interested, click here to read up on the O'Day.
I'll be off cruising for a few weeks, so,
unfortunately, weekly updates will be interrupted until I get back. Expect
more reports by late August.
Log for the
Week Ending July 25, 2004
No progress this week: I was off cruising on Glissando.