Friday, April 8, 2016

Spring project!

Well, the winter project turned into a spring project.  I spent most of the winter building a Classic Moth boat based on the Europe Dingy.   That blog is on one of the side bars.
Back to the A30.

I  used 3 mil Sapele plywood for the deck of the moth and had some left over.  Just enough to make the inserts.  I rough cut them based on the old work and hopefully I'll get over this weekend to see how they fit.  I had to do two sections for each side because I just didn't have a big enough chunk to use.

We're also getting hauled out next week so I'll have something to say about that.

Two steps backward.  I brought the parts to the boat and my left brain was not talking to my right brain.  Some how I cut the hole in the wood in the wrong place.    Don't have anymore of this wood and not buying another chunk at 100 bucks a sheet.  We'll have to figure a plan B.
We did get the boat hauled and the bottom done.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Winter project

It's January 1st 2016.   Got over to the boat just to check the bilge.  While there I looked at all the fake wood on the inside of the boat.   Back in the day when this boat was built laminate simulated wood grain was the hot thing.    Think 1966.  50 years ago!!  The seat uprights had this stuff on it and was pealing off.  So I took it all off.  Not sure where this is going to go.  The plywood it was attached to is not in bad shape.  I could sand what is there and then stain  and varnish.  The other option is to find some teak and redo what was there.   The old stuff came off in one piece so it could be used as a template.