Wed 6 Apr 2011
Today we flipped both boats and began working on the interior. Taking a boat off of its jig is a moment unlike any other in the building process, save for when it goes in the water. It’s sometimes hard to really understand what the boat will look like when it’s upside down, and our imaginations can only take us so far. Usually the hull looks bigger when it’s upright, and one can immediately see any and all mistake that may have been made in the planking process. It also allows more elbow room for cleaning! In a boat like these, completing the hull constitutes about half the work, and fitting each individual interior member takes a bit of time. Of course, that doesn’t include painting and varnishing. With a launch date set for June 14, there’s no time to relax!