A busy week in spite of 95 degree weather and daily evening rains! We had a great time testing the Grand Craft, it was my first time in a wooden boat and I couldn't believe how different the experience was. It flew over the water like nothing I've ever been in, I was genuinely afraid at time we might lift off into the sky, but apparently that's what the boat is built to do! I see now why all you folks love your wooden boats! It performed beautifully and just needs some tweaks and adjustments. Here are some photos demonstrating why sea trials are important for our work. There are a lot of details about engine alignment and general construction that can only be determined during a trial on the water.
Jack has gotten to work on the Lily, putting another layer of fiberglass and epoxy in the bilge and installing the prop shaft through hull. We also rolled her yesterday so Jack could start sanding the bottom.
The team worked together to steam bend and dry-fit ribs for the Lyman, which Nicholas has been working to finalize. See my previous post for a detailed step by step!
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