the pace: Rush to launch
August 03: It's
been a while since I've posted on this
project, but it's done. Launched for sailing,
spent a week with family at Selkirk Shores
State Park on Lake Ontario over by the
Thousand Islands. I launched the Piccup
the week at Salmon River Reservoir, a
favorite place of the group that went
on vacation together.
boat sails well, and I'm pleased with
its performance. I had a stiff wind just
short of whitecaps, and I sheeted in to
see how it would handle. I felt total
confidence in this boat at speed, with
the rail almost buried.
the rush to finish this boat, and a Flats
Rat, too, I haven't posted the details
of finishing up the Piccup, but it went
well, and I've posted a
lot of pix of the
so far: Add $20 for lines, $10
for hardware, and $10 for varnish, for
a project total of $425.16.
spent so far: Add 25 hours for
the finishing work including making the
sail, handing the rudder and leeboard,
and final coats of varnish , for a project
total of 176 hours.