Deck Crane – Part 1

DougSteel Boat

It was really nice to have a pair of mechanical engineers around.  Matt wanted to move something heavy so we took the morning to test fit the deck crane.  And Drew has actually designed winches and cranes so he was the perfect person help us decide how to mount it.   Sorry about electrocuting you Drew!  🙂

Scuppers / Engine Hatch / Mast Partners

DougHatches, Mast, Scuppers, Steel Boat

The rain cleared up and got started on beautiful cool Saturday morning.   Mike Love from Annapolis and I were joined by Richard and Dan from Oklahoma City, then Jack from Tulsa and finally Kevin from Michigan.   The work consisted only a few items but complicated items that required a lot of cutting and grinding to get into shape. … Read More

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