This week the Continental gained some significant ground. Nicolas and Gary milled the mahogany for the new deck and sidings. Nicolas laid out and dry fit the deck and cut it to roughly mirror the shape of the boat. He also dry fit the new top ceiling boards in order to shave them down to size. For this process, he used three different tools step by step.
Gary and Nicolas have also been working on the new mast for the Windjammer 21. After making scarves to length last week, they were able to begin gluing the incredibly long boards together, two at a time. So first they glue two boards together with epoxy and clamped them, waiting for the epoxy to cure before repeating the process with the third and final piece.
The crew worked together to manually flip the Lyman so we can begin working on a new keel and garboards, and so we can get the scarfed planks in place.
The 18' Sea Skiff has seen a lot of prep work. I've begun layering coats on the steering wheel and continued work on the windshield. It had cracks in a few places that needed repairs, and the old wood glue needed to be removed, which I achieved using a chisel, then a file, then sandpaper. Most of the windshield pieces are now ready for the varnish process.
All of the trim pieces for the Celebrity have gotten three coats of varnish with light sanding in between, so they should be ready for dry-fitting onto the boat. Then, they will be affixed permanently and have their holes plugged and given a few more coats of varnish. The mast has also been sanded and varnished a few more times, so we are up to about 6 layers on that. The last image shows both the mast as well as the rub rails for the Lily.
In addition to the rub rails getting varnished, the Lily has gotten three applications of beautiful new blue paint after having it's sides built up with primer and sanded to base.
Thanks for reading! Jack will be back from his vacation next week so expect to see a lot of progress (as much as possible when it comes to wood at least)!
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