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

Plans for Doors / Helm / Elevator / Aux Equipment

DougHatches, Helm, Steel Boat

The Boat the Internet build is alive and well and continues to grew. Over the past couple of weeks we have hosted an nuclear engineer, an architect, and a machinist. Each with a variety of other skills, interest and hobbies, and each with invaluable experiences and insight to share. Talk around the dinner table invariably ranges across the a diversity … Read More

Go on! Break a fingernail!

DougInspiration, Steel Boat

Go on! Get out there and beak a fingernail. I’ve been listening to “The Selfish Gene” by Richard Dawkins followed by “Undeniable” by Bill Nye, a thoughtful gift from Edward Joseph Wheeler​. And I got the there from “Excuses Begone” by the late Wayne Dyer and “Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme” by Richard Brodie. And … 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 – Part V

DougCabin Tops, Steel Boat

[wpdevart_youtube]xD72ibjGfdQ[/wpdevart_youtube]An amazing crew has put us ahead of schedule and more help keeps coming.  Thank you for your support!  

The List

DougSteel Boat

The List – Sept 2015 People often ask, “What do you need?” and “What’s next?”.    Here’s a partial list of what needs to be done. Outstanding Questions 1) A definitive answer as to weather of not the Allison AT545 transmission will lock into the first gear or slip. Serial # 3210627425 Part #29507181 Model: AT545 93BOT 2) Paint selection that … 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