Saturday, May 8, 2010

week 13

Brendan came by and sketched out the name on the transom.

The paper he traced from.

Prepping for paint.

The final product, looks amazing.

The rub rail is installed and shaped at the bow.

rub rails are on and bunged.

7 coats of varnish on the toe rails and 5 on the rub rails.

The bow cleat is installed as well as the thru port.

I made sure to get the bilge pump wired and working.

A shot of the battery and pump.

A pattern for the coamings is clamped in place for shaping

Port side coaming pattern.

Searching through the yard's air dried oak with not much success.

Picked out some nice philippine mahogany.

And steamed it for 40 minutes to only have it break during installation.

Brad helped me scramble and re-saw some beautiful Wana for the coamings after the break.

The Wana is steamed in and secured with clamps and tie downs.

A view from the bow.