Ok – we had some time off from the build. And it was wonderful. We celebrated Mardi Gras and then got to escape up to North Queensland for some rest of relaxation.
Whilst we were up in Cairns, we visited a fellow Schionning boat builder, who is also building a Growler. It was wonderful to see the progress and to hear their experience of the boat build. One thing that resonated strongly was their desire to FINISH the build!
This weekend, we are back on track. Focusing on internals and finishing the bridgedeck, so it is ready for high build. We think we have secured a painter to finish the hull, and paint, which is an enormous relief.
I busied myself with the plumbing. We now have a working cold water system, that is ready for its first pressure next (the glue needs to cure for 24 hours). Dad worked on prepping the shower for plumbing. Meanwhile Brad and Julia continued to fair the bridgedeck. We scrapped a bridgedeck stiffener, and made a new one. And the new one looks great!
So, why are we back for a bit? I have to go to San Francisco for work for a week. So the build is being put on hold whilst the project manager is away.
Now for the pics!
Here is dad, peeling back the peelply on the bridgedeck stiffener. We made a mould using plastic. And made it out of 6 layers of glass.
Here is a pic of the water pump. Ok, it still looks a mess. But we are ready for a water test next time.
Julia, always happy to work under the boat. She has been such a great help with the project.
Brad, busily fitting and fairing the next bridgedeck stiffener. That’s the bit that “looks wet”.
Last pic, is dad, putting together bits and pieces in the bathroom. We need to bulk out the wall to allow for pipes and other pieces.
So, we are only back for a bit, because we have next weekend off. And then back for 4 days straight over the Easter holidays.