Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Progress is slow. There is only about 1 1/2 hours of daylight after I get off work, and at least 15 minutes of that is getting my tools out of my vehicle and cleaning up after I’m done. It was suggested that a light could be rigged for me to work later. Everyone at the Sailing Club is very accommodating. It’s beginning to feel like home.

The bulkheads and sides are cut out. The framing lumber has been purchased and ready to rip.

These little clamps are nice for the price. I now have 20, and plus the few big ones I have, I think I'm fixed for clamps. You can never have too many.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Key West Community Sailing Center has been kind enough to let me build my boat at their place. I need a covered area to work in, the framework is already in place. I purchased two tarps and sewed them together to make it big enough to cover the whole frame.

I don't leave my tools there, I keep them in my vehicle. I needed a good way to carry them back and forth from the vehicle, so I bought a Stanley rolling box. It has worked out very well.

The leeboard, rudder & rudder stock have been cut out. They are ready to epoxy together. I am using West System for this build. Mainly because I get a discount at work, and that's what we carry.

The bulkheads will be started tomorrow. The build should pick up speed now that I have a covered area. I will push to get this done as quickly as possible. Stay tuned.