Mast, Capstan, and Frames

DougSteel Boat

vs160915-002The snow birds intent on being “First” in the warm ponds are working their way south along with the cooler weather. The main mast is off to be galvanized.  And it’s fun to be back inside the hull.  We’re double welding the plates on top of the lead and adding frames to reinforce the keels.   The lightening holes look awesome, but they will also give use tie down points for cargo or the occasional adventurous sailor.    Our crew and viewers continue to be a great source of inspiration.  We appreciate the love you show through ideas, supportive comments, gifts, and labor.   I  also love the diversity of our crew.   Amateurs looking to build skills, pros looking to share skills, and retirees with the knowledge of the world.  Thank You!