|Day 104||Putting up coaming sides|
today is my birthday, Georgena whipped me to work on the
Not really, actually I just couldn't wait to start. That way I could forget that yet another year has tallyed up to an already ( in my opinion ) pretty high count! Then I realized that this is my third spent working on the boat. Hmmm. Anyway, the evening to follow was great.. which started in the afternoon.
reminds me, drinking beer on a hot day while building a
boat is probably not a good idea. Things tend to get
messed up a bit more than usual...not saying we did, it's
just what we've heard hehe.
After much ado, we decided I would
make the coaming sides.
|Battening in wasn't a problem, we just had to watch the plates angle as Gena tacked it on, as, like the cabin sides the slight shrinking of the weld could make a big change to the angle. To give a reference: over the whole length, the highest cut was about 1/4" at each end. That's the difference between the plate sitting vertical, and the plate sitting at the pilot house side angle. ( 5º )|
Put on combing sides while Gena welded pilot house roof. Partied.