Getting children over to Templeton pool in the morning For triathlon Club is a challenge without a car. They are able to do it on their own bikes but first thing on a Saturday morning it is like trying to pour cold molasses
This was a scary set of cuts to make. The laminating and dressing of the aprons took so much time it seems that the act of shaping them to be ready to mate with the keelson was trepidatious.
I also did some work on two pieces of cherry I picked up to see if I could make cleats and other rigging out of it.
I spent the morning today checking and double checking the alignment and squareness of the station moulds.
The moment of truth came when I dry fitted the keelson and it fell into the notches perfectly. I just had to make a small adjustment for station 2, otherwise everything lined up well. I still have a few more braces to put up and then I can get started on the next steps: placing the floor timbers, cutting the slot for the centreboard and the gluing the aprons to the keelson.
Moving unusual things like irrigation tubes for my wicking garden beds.
I’ve started a project that seemed simple at first but as with most things I start, I can’t just do it half way. I decided to create two raised garden beds. As I researched raised beds I came across the sub irrigation system called wicking beds, that appears to have been developed or at least popularized in Australia.
Today I cleaned up all the space around the strongback and removed the plywood that made it into a working table.
It feels good to finally see the boat take shape, if only in my mind so far.
Next up: double check that everything is plumb and square, brace the molds and fit the aprons (inner stems) and the keelson.
Unusually warm weather in Vancouver. Four children, no problem 😉