Sunday, January 24, 2010

More Boat Work - Sort Of

Greg and I have had a second session of boat work. Okay, it wasn't really, directly, actually working on the boat itself, but we're making progress toward getting back at the task of constructing the boat.

Yesterday, I helped him mount his air compressor to the floor in the garage. He's been there over a year now, and is just now getting around to this task. That should help you all understand why and how such a long hiatus occurred in the first place.

The next thing you need to understand is that the boat's shell has become a sort of storage container. Specifically, he stored a canoe, a touring kayak, and many, many aluminum pop and beer cans in the hull of his yet-to-be-named watercraft-in-the-making. After mounting the air compressor, we hung some pulleys from the ceiling, which allowed Greg to hang the canoe and kayak, thus allowing us to resume our project.

You may notice that we're now doing this every other weekend. This means that the boat will probably be finished in about two years -- assuming that we don't take any more sabbaticals. It also means that we'll probably be ready to actually work on the boat itself in approximately one month. Next week, we will finish shoring up the trailer, and finish wiring the air compressor -- if Greg hasn't completed that task by our next boat building session.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Hiaitus Too Long

Greg and I worked on the boat yesterday. Well, we didn't actually work on the boat itself yesterday... we did a little bit of work on how the trailer supports the boat, in preparation for getting back to work on the actual project.

When I thought back to the last time we worked on the boat, I knew that it had been more than a year... Greg's been in his new house for about 13 months. I estimated that it had been a year and a half. No, it's been longer... it's been approximately 20 months. Fortunately, I think that Greg's ready to get back to it. I guess we'll see how things progress.