Last night I put the call out to a few friends to help out to turn the boat over. I rigged a long 1/2″ braided line to the rafters.
Then I crawled around under the boat trying to find all the brackets I had set up to hold down the keelson. I also removed all the braces for the station molds.
Then under a torrential downpour with the corrugated tin roof making a racket we got ready to lift the hull.
It unstuck fairly easily, and with 6 sets of hands we lifted it without any trouble. We then went along while the line held the boat up to remove all the station molds.
It was amazing to finally have an unobstructed view of the inside of the boat for the first time.
Then we lowered it down and spun it while it was still held by the line just above the strongback.
Here is a short video shot on my friend Dom’s go-pro camera mounted in the corner.
There is a fair amount of scraping ahead of me to get all the spots I was not able to clean up that were behind clamps.
I’m looking to figure out who supplies shavehook scrapers or contour scraper in Vancouver?
Then I think I may round over all the edges of the plywood inside and apply a small fillet of epoxy to help the paint hold better and avoid voids where my clamping was less than even.