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After years of thinking and talking about it, there is nothing so good as those first cuts and welds on the real thing.

 

ďA journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

                                                                                    --Laozi

 

 

 

 

 

 


Oct 2011

Cutting out the bow and transom and the curved part of the hull.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Oct 2011

Flipping over her 5 ton half hull, and one of the Oh Shit moments that make life exciting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 2011

Flipping again but this time with Budgit electric hoist and not the Harbor Freight manual chain hoist.  ...what a difference.

After four days for grinding, back gouging, and welding it starts to become a part of me. I feel the grinder's vibration, the heat of the weld on the back of my hand, and smell the flux. The routine becomes a time to think and reflect. I ignore the pain in my muscles and the cold in my boots. I dream of blue water and white spray and exploration below the surface. Then I have to get up Monday morning, put on my sheep cloak and go back to the cubical farm. ...well, at least I get to rest

 

Dec 2011

We've had some great weather this fall and managed to get one side of our hull plate fully welded.  However the weather is turning so we are also getting ready to have some indoor projects ready.  One of those projects is casting propeller blades for our Hundested controllable pitch propeller system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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