||Welding in the
concentrated our efforts on fairing in the radius
vertical butt joins. They were pretty close the ones we
did today, but WOW does it ever look better now! As seen
in the photos we used the jack and chain again, as we did
the latter part of last fall, after discovering it worked
|My modest but useful
modification came into play today. Last year the problem
with the jack was that the chain kept slipping off and
the links had to be balanced just perfectly across the
head. So I bought a 1" pipe fitting that just barely
made it over the head of the jack. Then tapped it for 3
large setscrews, and welded a piece of angle on top to
hold the chain. Frustration was non-existent today I
must say! ( See right )
like clockwork, even the weather that was supposed to be
rainy and miserable held until just minutes after our
last weld, and we had the boat covered and equipment put
away. It then poured for hours after.
Day 63 :
8.5 hours - Welded split radius back together, "pushed"
in to fair 3 radius vertical joins. No coning there!
us building any time!