spar partners rounded up
July 03: Work
is going well. Mast and supporting spars
-- yard and boom -- are glued up, ripped
into rough form, planed, and sanded. All
the other parts that needed to be laminated
-- leeboard, rudder, rudder cheek, and tiller
-- are cut out and glued. The end is in
sight, though it will take another 20 hours
or so to finish at the rate I work, which
is slow for a fairly high level of finish.
last bit that isn't started is the polytarp
sail, though I have the materials in hand.
called the state Dept. of Motor Vehicles
and was told that as long as a vehicle and
its load are less than 40 feet long, a red
flag is all that is needed to be legal.
That is a relief, because this boat is a
bit heavy at the launching end to get off
of the rack on the pickup truck. I can put
the boat inside the bed with one arm, using
a hand truck jammed into the space between
the bed and the tailgate. It sticks out
5 feet. Red flag. Legal.
so far: Add $5 for glue for the
laminating, $4 for nuts and bolts to finish
the oarlock fastening, and $5 for poplar
for the tiller, mast partner, and mast step,
for a total so far of $385.16.
spent so far: Add 10 hours for
the work on the mast, yard, and boom and
5 hours for the other projects mentioned
in this post, for a total so far of 156