Friday, 23 December 2016

Okanagan lake fun

Few pictures of little dinghy (with new 15hp outboard motor).

Dinghy facelift

Couple modifications to my dinghy before we went to Okanagan lake trip.

2016 season update

It was busy year for sure.
After diagnosed cancer and DVT and proper (I hope) treatment I was able close bit over 500 hours of working on the boat.
Most of them went to fairing, sanding and priming.
Major part of exterior got 2 coats of epoxy primer.
Inside the boat I did work on few compartments to make it fair. Seems like I succeeded there.
Construction wise it was not that busy. Helm seat, cockpit roof (partly done), reinforcements for hardware... Somewhere there.
It was as well very long season in shed. Since the end of March till December 10th. One of the longest season in my boat-building carrier. Up to date it's 3500 hours of sweat, blood and coarse language at site :) Kidding :) I did enjoy this time.
BTW, the huge help comes from FlexiSander tools ( Pricey but really effective.
Still able to close some task in my garage this winter (main bedroom floor panels, cockpit door, custom hatches).
Working on mast ideas. Seems like stayed rotating wing mast is the way to go. I hope it will be CF cored one. Will see.
Looking forward for the next year.
There are some pictures.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

New season

New season been started already. We build new supports and jacked the boat.
Emma did spring cleanup in the shed, and started cleaning inside the boat.
The shed itself been damaged pretty severe last winter, floors started to sink. :(
The plan is to restore the floor at port side of the shed and put a new tarp.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Season update

It's been 6 years for me in this build already. I spent 3000 hours to get to this point.
My mom decided to come and inspect what causing me to delay it so badly :)
Here are some photo evidences of my progress (see my mom is on the pictures).
BTW, the cockpit is almost ready for primer, so I moved on starboard side and cabin roof.
But the weather is so crappy here so I called for a season at the beginning of November.

Rear seat/crossbeam

Mocking up helm station


Navigation station and cabinet

Dining area

Startboard hull looking forward


My son's berth

Escape hatch from son's cabin

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Launch season

Last June I did launch my first catamaran. "Scrappy" was that.

Port view


Me and my boat

Happy boaters

Special edition homebrew. Launch occasion.