If you are a dreamer, a doer, a horizon viewer - come in! come in! Announce yourself and let it be known.
The seed of adventure has been sown.

The goal is to take this boat on a trip that no other Wharram boat has taken.
From Great Slave Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories up the MacKenzie River to the Beafort Sea
and westward to the Bering Sea and south to the inside passage on the Alaska and British Columbia coast.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

I pushed through a pile of loose end work today. There are so many small things that need to get done. Trimming down rough edges and glue joints, glassing beam parts, planing the tiller bar and cutting the semi-circular notch in the rudders to mention a few. The work I've managed to do since I moved Hull 1 out of the shed on Wednesday has me ready to start stitching Hull 2 together tomorrow after I get back from the dentist -fun fun fun! All the work making duplicate parts back in September/October has paid off. It took me fifteen days of work to get to the stage that it took me four days to reach this time. I've definitely also learned what matters and what doesn't. Endless sanding to get pieces smooth that will later get buried in a fillet makes no sense. Sequence makes a big difference too. Internal pieces that can be measured and cut to a rough or final fit before assembly will save much time templating etc. That is what experience is all about. It will be great to see two hulls sitting side by side and it will be great to keep up this pace if it is possible. There is plenty left to do on the long road ahead.


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