but in the water
July 03: I've
been working hard on the Piccup but not on the
updates. This is a roundup of the work done in
the past two weeks.
oars were a big job -- about 15 hours of work
-- but well worth the extra effort that I put
into them. They're lovely.
spars and mast blanks are all glued up from spruce
construction-grade 2x4s from the home store.
covers and combings are done and look great.
coats of varnish on the gunwales, decks, hatch
covers; two coats of 50-50 mixture of turpentine
and linseed oil on the interior of the hull.
box for rowing seat done; looks great.
partner and mast step cut out and installed.
taking the boat up to the canal later today for
so far: Total so far of $371.16.
spent so far: Add 11 hours for the work
on the oars and 20 hours or the other projects
mentioned in this post, for a total so far of