Rain and Weld

DougCabin Tops, Steel Boat

Aaron Buscavage flew in from Baker Florida and is doing an outstanding job knocking out the final welding on the cabin tops.   At this rate we will be welding the deck to the side of the hull by Sunday.   But we have to figure out where the port holes and freeing ports go first and cut the latter out. … Read More

Cabin Tops – Part 6

DougCabin Tops, Steel Boat

Two guest were in this weekend. YouTuber Greg Porter of Greg’s Garage came down from Kansas and Neil rode in on his BWM from Denham Springs Louisiana. Add Jack to the list and we had to run another extension cord from a separate breaker. If you thin rock and roll is loud. Try three grinders on a steel hull. My … Read More

Hatches – Part 2 – Companionways

DougAluminum, Cabin Tops, Hatches, Steel Boat

I think this whole thing is coming together very well and a big part of that credit goes to ME! Yup ME! I am smart enough to know that I know very little and there are a lot of talented people out there that I invite in, and bounce ideas off of, and listen to their ideas and work beside … Read More

Cabin Tops – Tops

DougCabin Tops, Steel Boat

So I was thinking that we would get the first top plate on by Sunday afternoon, but with an amazing amount of help we actually got all of them on before lunch on Sunday!   We need a week to clean up and resupply and then we’ll start on the hatches and final welding.  A this rate we’ll be watertight … Read More

Cabin Tops – Part 4

DougCabin Tops, Steel Boat

We had a great week, despite the heat.   David Finch delivered our day tank, and also put in welds on the cabin tops.  Jack got started on the braces for the forward cabin top.   And we are moving the last of the big sheets of steel up onto the boat.  When we put up our 23 ft tall gantry … Read More

Labor Day Labor

DougCabin Tops, Steel Boat

  David Finch delivered our day tank (fuel) and also put in time welding on the cabin tops.  Many thanks!   Getting my daily dose of iron.   Jack and I tacking on more cabin top before the sun drove us away.   Trying to work fast so I can move back into the shade.   Jack testing a grappling … Read More