Tear the Shed Down

As if the property were not already a spot that slowed traffic down now we hear the squeak of brakes halting cars; the sound of our neighbors realizing we’ve been building a boat this whole time!

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It’s actually been several weeks in the process of taking down the shed. First we had to move our whole lumber yard outside. Rebuilding level stands separate from the shed walls. It’s crazy how much wood one can accumulate in 2 years time!

Then our masts had to relocate since the rack was also partially built into the shed (saving on material) 

Thankfully the masts have dried significantly over the last year and the three of us were able to man-handle them over to their new home.

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Layer by layer we pealed back her many tarps.

 

 

 

It’s crazy to remember Garrett and I raised the shed on our own two March’s ago. Taking it down we had extra hands. Thanks to Hoffa and also my brother, Sam, showed up and Luke, my filming stand in, always does an excellent job documenting!

The 5 of us teared it down.

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It surprisingly took only 3 hours to remove all the frames of the shed.

(compared to the week it took us to put it up)

Garrett and myself were on deck. Unscrewing the ridge-poll and walking the frames towards the bow to lay them down. Hoffa on starboard and Sam to port they hammered away at the shed’s feet and cross bracing stabilizing the legs as we dismantled it piece by piece.

Until it was gone!

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And we were left with our mighty ship standing there. In the open. For the first time able to see her from every angle. We walked to the road for the view. All of a sudden she appears almost small, left out in the wide open. Trying to imagine a sea of blue instead of green.

 

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Needless to say our captain was stoked!

 

 

 

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Next up:

  • More bung filling
  • More wood preservative
  • Painting the primer on the hull
  • and the Bulwarks!

 

 

 

Cheers!

 

~Ruthie

Release the Beast

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Rediviva is getting too big for her britches and she’s just itching to stand alone outside. Well, in reality, Garrett is the one who’s overdo for a major change! We all are really. He cut down the front face of the shed and it’s still not enough. Now that the weather is just getting better and better and rain storms are a little less frequent we are taking the steps to remove the shed.

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Garrett’s begun building separate stands away from the shed to store all of our lumber. Including new mast stands (those were fun to move!) He’s slowly realizing just how much lumber we do have! “No wonder it felt so cramped in the shed. Look how much wood we have!” He said. Spoiled. Redwood, Black Locust, Douglas Fir, Port Orford, Western Red, and more scrap than he can manage.

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While Garrett was fully busy with his wood Hoffa and I were fiberglassing the cabin
walls and laying a thick layer of epoxy to coat the deck evenly. Everything on deck is now glassed and weather tight! We will still add another layer of glass to the cabin walls and make sure where the cabin attaches to the deck is solid.

We are just checking one thing right after another off the list of to-do’s before trucking! I think I can say it, although I shouldn’t (I’ll knock on wood,) we are definitely not getting stuck in the Northwest for another winter!!!

We just can’t wait to see Rediviva stand in all her glory free from the shed. I can’t wait to show you. She already looks so fantastic with the little sneak peak view: