So It’s Starting to Look Like a Skiff!
Well damn! I must admit I had a few nervous moments as the pieces were being prepped and cut but if my eyes don’t deceive me this looks a bit like a boat. OK, maybe I was only a little worried but it was super exciting seeing it start to take shape. Yeah, I know the photography sucks on this but the only thing I had with me was my iPhone as my brother had borrowed my SLR for a conference he was attending so hopefully you get the idea.
Big time thanks to my buddies Bob and Rich because this part is most definitely not a one person operation. After running out of wire and having to strip out some scrap romex, we managed to get it basically stitched together. Now that things are in one piece and my tiny garage space isn’t as much as an issue I am excited to see things start to accelerate quickly.
It is pretty amazing how much the properties of the wood start to change once you have a few layers of glass and epoxy soaked in. You can already feel it begin to take on the rigidity and durability that comes along with it. The next step is to put spreaders into the hull and give her some shape. Once that is set we can fillet the seams and go to town. Keep your fingers crossed folks as this will be coming down to the wire for our trip out to Presque Isle this month.
Tight Lines and Loose Pants,