Some pondering and of course more sanding.

24 March 2017: Ahoy all! Well what a past few weeks.

As I stated, my older girls came down and we had their spring break. Some work was done on the boat, but it all sort of blended together.

Since all we have been doing lately is faring, it has not to anyone’s surprise I am sure become pretty monotonous. Yet we are getting ever so much closer to actually clothing this thing! Which I am sure most of you are like “yeah, yeah, you said that how many times now”.

Currently I am debating whether or not I can sheet this hull in steps. Like applying layers of cloth and letting them dry individually. I see no reason why this cannot happen and it will allow me to cloth it sooner if this is possible. Since I am inside and am not really concerned with the weather halting my advance (shy of cold temperatures). Further I think that doing it in stages will actually be a tad easier and more controlled as it will be less of a rush or fight against fatigue. I shall have to see.

Until than it is more and more sanding. Which if you are doing this boat building thing, you better get used to sanding. It is simply a fact of life.

 

Updating everyone on the boat.

8 March 2017: Well life has been extremely busy lately shipmates. I have recently moved National Guard units and I am hurriedly trying to get to my required schools. College has also started back up and this has brought its own unique stresses. Thus I have had very little to almost no time to gather people and cloth the hull. As I am not the only one with obligations lol!

Yet what I am doing when I am able is to fill ard fare what is left on the hull. As well as getting the shop ready (i.e. Clean) to cloth the hull. This means moving a lot of stuff that has not been moved in years as well as vacuuming, wiping etc.

I am picking my older daughters up from their mothers this Friday, so if I can get a few nice warm days over the upcoming week I may be able to cloth the hull with them. I think that would be really cool to have them there. Yet I will likely get one of my buddies over here to assist as well, probably make things easier.