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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.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Today was a super fun day. Besides just being an awesome great summer day, everything was fun. I spliced rope; running back stays and lashing lines all got eyes in one end and I made the templates to paint the name onto the boat and for a leaping flying fish. I used plastic contact sheeting to make the templates and marine spray paint to do the name and the fish. I need to do one more fish but it was so cool to make the letters this way. Way better than stick on vinyl letters. The pictures below tell the story.

Cutting out the template. the contact sheet is taped to a piece of plywood and the photocopied name adhered over the contact sheet. A sharp knife did the trick of cutting out the letters.

Adhereing the template to the beam. Tricky work that demands you take your time.

Masked beam and sprayed template.

After it dried I pealed the template off carefully and wango, the name painted on and looking great.

Flying fish on the inside port bow.


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