Happy 1st Anniversary!

Ruth here:

“In order to celebrate I’ve put together this video. I’ve taken so many pictures this past year and this made it hard to choose the right ones for this “flashback” video. I feel pretty satisfied with how it turned out. Not originally what I set out to put together but it’s become so much better. I’ve re-watched it several times already and it brings tears to my eyes to think back on all this hard work! So many days we were exhausted beyond our limits and yet the next day the sun came up and with it the next work day began. We’ve certainly helped hold each other up. Many months before we started we went back and forth on whether or not we should even undergo¬†something so crazy and would we go crazy ourselves while doing it. Our biggest fear was that it would become too much. Both of us are quite stubborn so we were determined once we began there was no other option than to finish. This didn’t, however, stop those thoughts from arising and that conversation to be had time and time again. Now a year in and we both are saying with confidence we are half way through the build. Soon she will be floating and this all will seem like a dream just as it was from the beginning. A dream now a reality!

Cheers to year 2!

4 thoughts on “Happy 1st Anniversary!

  1. Awesome, Ruth. Thanks for putting that together. She’s looking very shippy!

    Have you guys decided to finish out her insides before launch, or after?

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  2. Heartiest congratulations, Ruth & Garrett! You guys are simply awesome. A question if I may: What type wood did you use for your keel?

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    1. Thanks Rick! we used doug fir for the keel. Just construction grade 2×10’s although we spent a long time sorting through to pick out the best pieces. We glued it all together with Raka epoxy which is way less expensive than west systems and other popular brands. It’s also a 2 to 1 mix ratio which makes things a little easier.

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