February 29, 2012; 8:00 am – 3:00 pm; day #68. Today I did a little painting and varnishing. The big time taker was designing a retractable rudder to fit Eider’s transom. As you can see the two side panels or cheeks are built. I have applied a heavy coat of epoxy. Tomorrow I will build…
February 26, 2012; 7:00 am – noon; day #67. I finished up the 12v wiring! Yeah! Then I finished up my last can of varnish. As you can see I didn’t have enough to put another coat on the cockpit benches. 🙁 I should receive the hardware for the rudder soon. So next week I…
February 23, 2012; 6:30 am – 4:00 pm; day #66. Yesterday I was running for cushions and fabric for the cabin along with a lot of other odds and ends. Today I got a ton of stuff done. I first rigged the centerboard line. Cut fit and installed fir trim in the cabin. Cut and…
February 19, 2012; 8:00 am – 3:00 pm; day #65. Today I laid out, cut, fit and installed the cockpit bench seating.
February 18, 2012; 8:00 am – 1:30 pm; day #64. Today I roughed-in all the home runs for the wiring harness. I also built and installed the electrical panel.
February 17, 2012; 7:00 am – 1:30 pm; day #63. Today, I finished the companion way hatch, entry panels and hand rails. Tomorrow I will start on the wiring harness and cockpit benches.
February 16, 2012; 7:30 am-2:30 pm; day #62. Today was another companion way hatch day. The hatch construction is now complete. I put a rush coat of varnish over the epoxy fill that was not completely dry just to get a sealer coat on the wood. Hopefully tomorrow I can do the install.
February 15, 2012; 7:30 am – 3:30 pm; day #61. Today, I framed up the companionway way hatch and cabin deck rails.
February 12, 2012; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, day #60. Today I built the deck toe and the cabin drip molding. Once they were fit I put the first coat varnish on all brightwork. This is the first of appox. 5-7 coats. At the end of this day, I have logged in 305.5 single, man-hours….
February 11, 2012; 10:30 am – noon; day #59. Today was a simple 1 1/2 hour paint job. I rolled on Petitt 3108 off-white.