All our workers bees were in the shop this week buzzing around the boats. We got a load of sweet honey-colored varnish to keep us busy all winter.
Nicolas worked a lot on the Continental, installing hardware in the bilge and making holes for the exhaust in the deck. He also dry-fit the rudder and strut, so they’re ready for the process of alignment. He started the major sanding of the port-side of the boat to start smoothing down those rough new planks and remove the remaining varnish from the old planks. He also shaped the bull nose, which is a true work of craftsmanship. Shane continued the varnish process on the ceiling boards, and is up to the eighth coat.
On the Lyman, Nicolas has been doing some planking work the last two days, getting those scarfs ready.
Mike Gregson is here today consulting on striping and lettering for the Celebrity. Gary and Shane gave it its final coat of white paint this week, so it’s ready for décor.
Shane continued work on the electronics panel for the Pelican, fitting it to the interior, setting up the prop shaft, and fabricating bushing. He sanded, prepped, and applied more varnish to the panel and completed the second coat of varnish to the trim.
On the Piglet, Shane prepped for a second coat of bottom paint and sanded and prepped the hull for paint, as well.
Jack finished shaping the pieces for the hatch and the windshield and he stained all of that this week along with the toe rails. Once that soaks in they’ll be ready to be sealed.
Gary has been out sick most of the week and wanted to note that he really appreciates his crew and how they keep up the good work in his absence without any prodding. We would like to note that we are grateful for his respect for us as crew members and as people, and feel lucky to work for someone so kind and generous.
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