1793Hrs- Milestone Reached
After a good nights sleep I was feeling a bit better today so I pushed on and did what I’d planned to do and got the final cabin side cut and glued in place. It’s been a long time coming but I now have two hulls structurally complete. Now I’m not about to get carried away just yet because make no mistake there is still a huge amount of work to do before I even start thinking about beams, deck, deckpod etc. There is miles of filleting to do plus glass reinforcing of all the joints and then the monumental task of sheathing, fairing and painting, followed by hatch work, portlights, ventilation, rubbing strakes etc. etc.
None the less I’m still marking today as a significant milestone. Starting with a couple of pieces of 18mm plywood in an empty barn two months shy of four years ago I’ve created something (well two things actually!) of substance – three dimensional, strong and, to my eyes at least, beautiful.
Whilst being under no illusions about what’s left to do I feel incredibly optimistic and excited about the remaining time I have left. It’s going to be a long run home but I really feel like I’m over the hardest time.
I have my target and nothing is going to stop me reaching it, nothing! I have my boat and she will be on the water in just over 18 months time!