In other news, I pretty much finished clearing out stuff from my old shop. Whatever is left over at the old place is the next sucker's problem.
Since I won't be getting any boat money out of the old house, I decided to go ahead and bring the building jig I started on quite some time ago over to the new place.
I'll have to level out the base, and reinstall the forms.
But what the hell, it'll give me something to do that at least is working toward getting on the water.
I am going to simplify the design a bit. It was meant to have two lapstrakes, which I am going to eliminate. That'll make the build easier. I will laminate a second piece of plywood maybe six inches wide along the sheer (the top edge of the hull) to give it a bit of a lapstrake look and a little rigidity though.
But it will be built "down and dirty". No expensive marine plywood. And I'm not going to fiberglass the chines (where the sides meet the bottom) as is specified. I'm gonna slap it together with wood screws and caulk the hell out of the joints, slap some porch paint on it and call it good. With a little luck I'll find a cheap 20 horse outboard, and a reasonably priced trailer. If I do, posting here will get pretty thin, because I'll be gone fishin'. Or crabbing. Or clamming. Or shrimping...
I'm even considering selling the escape pod. Don't really need it anymore, since my folks bought the farmstead. I've got a place to bug out to. We don't use it for a camper. Other than a small amount of storage that it provides for SHTF gear, it's just taking up space. I might put up an ad just to see if it generates any interest. Now is the perfect time...
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