Tagged: Mast Case

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3480Hrs – My First Gaff

Gaff is an Irish/English slang word for house, as in ‘fancy coming over to my gaff for a drink?’. Today I’ve been working on the nautical type of gaff though, as in ‘a spar to which...

3474Hrs – One Foot In Front Of The Other 1

3474Hrs – One Foot In Front Of The Other

My energy and enthusiasm was a bit down today, probably because after all the exciting stuff I’ve done recently I’m now back to some fairly mundane tasks which, although still moving me forward, lack that same...

3409Hrs – A Whole Lotta Wood 0

3409Hrs – A Whole Lotta Wood

I was at the barn for 8 this morning anticipating an early delivery of my timber…….. it arrived at 4pm! I didn’t waste the day though, I spent another few hours on the mast case fettling...

3395Hrs – Mast Case Getting There 0

3395Hrs – Mast Case Getting There

It’s turned a bit colder these last few days so the epoxy is not curing fully. I found this out today when I tried to sand some back with the belt sander and it just clogged...

3389Hrs – Things Coming Together 1

3389Hrs – Things Coming Together

A busy day today, I made more good progress on the mast case, extracted the outboard engines from deep storage and got them unpacked, took delivery of screws and teak oil for the decks, lashing strakes...

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3382Hrs – On The Case

A good work session today and I made some decent progress with the mast case. Not terribly exciting to talk about but I got the final two side sections glued in place, cut the holes which...

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2869Hrs – Rabbit Hutch Progress

A good work session today, my brain seemed to be functioning well for a change and I managed to crack what is probably the most technical part of the deck mounted rabbit hutch construction (Cheers for...

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2863Hrs – Off Plan Challenges

One of the disadvantages of choosing to deviate from the build plans is that parts that were previously quick and easy to make up by simply taking the measurements off the drawing, marking the wood and cutting, become...