Week 3 – Aren’t we done yet?

We have finished another week and you may be wondering when we will be done? Well, if we are lucky and funds hold out we should be finished in June. Even though we have been racing along this is not a fast project. We are making progress. I finished sanding the bottom paint off and now I get to sand the keel to repair some poor glass work on it. While I work on the bottom, Nina is working on removing bulk heads, (dividers across the boat), in the cockpit lockers that we don’t need or want to move. She is also removing the counter top and some storage in the galley. This is in preparation for a new sink and refrigerator. Marsden has been fixing blisters on the hull. Blisters form when water makes its way into tiny voids in the fiberglass laminate of the hull. To fix them you need to grind out the blister and fill it with epoxy putty.

While we are doing our part Tom has been designing new water and fuel tanks as well as overseeing the project and Chris has been working on the improved cockpit combings.

Bottom pain is gone. The keel still needs work.
Bottom paint is gone. The keel still needs work.
Bill grinding on the keel. (Respirator removed for photo.)
Bill grinding on the keel. (Respirator removed for photo.)
Counter top half off.
Counter top half off.
Nina is willing to go to great lengths to get a good galley.
Nina is willing to go to great lengths to get a good galley.
Close up of blisters freshly filled with epoxy.
Close up of blisters freshly filled with epoxy.
Marsden sanding the bottom paint off the propeller strut.
Marsden sanding the bottom paint off the propeller strut.
Combings are taking shape.
Combings are taking shape.
Chris working on the combings.
Chris working on the combings.
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