Home stretch!

Only three more frames to go in the bow! We can really start to see our salty lady’s shape with her sheer approaching the top of the shed, and all of her bodacious curves!

DSCN5347 Ruth posing at station 8 with the latest frame. Really gives an idea of how much room we will have up in the bow!

DSCN5352 You can see the climbing sheer that her deck will have.

DSCN5329 Wrapping a long batten around the hull to check the bevels, and position on the frames. So far everything is looking pretty good. Only 3 frames need minor adjustments.DSCN5318 Back to the table to start on the next frame!

Half way there!

We are officially half way through framing! It took us 9 days so hopefully she will be  all framed out in a little over a week. Thankfully summer is officially over, and it’s really starting to cool down. Which means much more productive days! Somehow we seem to be ahead of schedule despite all the setbacks from the crazy summer heat, and delays on materials. We still have no idea what winter will bring. The last two years were super mellow with no snow, but thats not the norm. Usually there is  quite a bit of snow,and temperatures dipping down into the teens. We will see I suppose!  Were trying not to get our hopes up, but if progress continues as it is I think we are looking at 6-8 months before she can be trucked to a boatyard to finish her off! Hard to believe… It’s a crazy thing to see something thats only existed in your mind as a dream for so long become a reality. It wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of everyone who has helped us along the way! Thank you!!

DSCN5297 DSCN5307 Her whole belly framed out! They will start to get smaller and smaller at both ends.

DSCN5287 Drilling for the last drifts through the keel with the giant auger our blacksmithing neighbor made for us! Thanks Jim!

DSCN5304 Ruth striking a cute pose with our salty lady.


Salt&Tar Episode 1!

We have put together the first of a series of videos to document the build starting from the beginning! Still figuring out how to work iMovie, but hopefully we will post new videos regularly!

Just click here to have your eyes gently caressed by the radical delight of movie picture wizardry!  

Back to work!

We are back to work building frames after a two week trip down to California. They are coming together pretty quick so far. Although We could probably get at least two done per day I have set a realistic goal of one frame per day to balance productivity with my laziness.

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Believe it or not they are actually lining up reasonably well to! We have 5 done so far , so I think in roughly 2ish weeks she will be completely framed!

SAM_0406 Yup…