Dragons and the Main Mast Coming Together

DougFoam Sculpture, Mast, Steel Boat

We’ve had an fantastic Memorial Day weekend.  It is not lost on us that none of this project would be possible if we did not live in a country with freedoms paid for by our service members.   I just wish we did not have to remind so many people that we do live in a free country and not … Read More

Dragons and the Main Mast

DougFoam Sculpture, Mast, Steel Boat

“She has built a wall between herself and her goal. A wall made of conditions and expectations. Is it possible that you’ve built a similar wall?”…“Stop looking for the “right” career, and start looking for a job. Any job. Forget about what you like. Focus on what’s available. Get yourself hired. Show up early. Stay late. Volunteer for the scut … Read More

Dragons and Mast

DougFoam Sculpture, Mast, Steel Boat

SVSeeker says goodbye to Ronald & Margie and thanks them for the assistance on the dragons and main mast.  And we welcome Drew flying in from Salem Oregon who will be working on the main mast between thunder storms this week and next.   Storms in Oklahoma are the Universe’s way of telling you to get off your butt and LIVE. … Read More

Scuppers, Keels and Pouring Lead

DougCasting, Keels, Scuppers, Steel Boat

    The last of the lead; I think.  About 1200 pounds, a surprising amount went into the leading and trailing ends of the keels.  On the leading edge it will do an excellent job of reinforcing the keel against collision damage.  There is already a 2 inch solid round bar with a 1/2 inch by 5 inch wide flat … Read More

Weld-Grind-Repeat, and other Boat Building Activities.

DougSteel Boat

I enjoy the welding and grinding, but what I enjoy the most is the journey this boat has taken me on. Physically I am in the same place I was ten years ago when we started working toward building this boat, but mentally I have journeyed to an entirely new world. I have learned to love myself first and in … Read More

Weld/Grind Repeat

DougSteel Boat

An awesome crew!  All of the porthole frames are welded in, the catwalk is done, the freeing ports are half cleaned up, and the steel plates over the lead are going in.

An Excellent Day Boat Building.

DougSteel Boat

And Excellent day indeed. George drove in from Laramie Wyoming. And Bart is back and moving into the house next door. Together we got a lot of welding and grinding done. If the weather cooperates, then by tomorrow we should have all of the portholes fully welded. And Betsy is prepping the dragons for paint by next weekend. Now we … Read More