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

5 thoughts on “Tear the Shed Down

    1. HEY ANDY,
      SHE’S A BUTTON 2, MODIFIED FROM THE ORIGINAL BUTTON DESIGN, BY GEORGE BUEHLER. THE PLAN IS TO TAKE EACH DAY AS IT COMES. TAKING THE SHED DOWN WAS JUST PUSHING OURSELVES INTO COMMITTING TO TRANSPORT THE BOAT BEFORE NEXT WINTER. WE’VE BEEN THROUGH TWO WINTERS AND AREN’T WILLING TO WATCH PROGRESS SLOW TO A SNAILS PACE AGAIN. WE’LL BE TRUCKING THE BOAT, THROUGH A PROFESSIONAL MOVING COMPANY, TO THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA TO COMPLETE HER RIG, DECK HARDWARE, AND INTERIOR IN A BOATYARD. AFTER THAT, THE BIG PICTURE I GUESS, BEYOND SEA TRIALLING IN THE BAY IS TO HEAD OUT THE GOLDEN GATE AND TURN LEFT, SOUTH. TO SEE AS MUCH OF THE WORLD AS WE CAN. PACIFIC COAST OF MEXICO IS MOST LIKELY BUT WE MAY BE IN LOVE WITH BEING BACK ON THE WATER SO MUCH WE WON’T STOP AND GO STRAIGHT FOR HAWAII!?!?!
      R

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