Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Journey has begun - 53

Our journey has finally begun ten years after the dream was hatched and five years after the date was set.

Our website is finally live:

Rachael is blogging at:

You can track us in real time at: (and keep in mind this system goes down without warning.)

I will keep posting to this blog, but the real meat will shift to our website.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Getting the Bottom Done - 13

A wood boat of this size has some half mile of seams between the boards. All of the seams were scraped out, primed, repayed, and painted. This took about 160 man hours of work. I wanted to go down to wood below the waterline to find if there was any hidden rot and I found none. This made me very happy, and is a tribute to the quality construction of this vessel.