Friday, March 28, 2014

Getting warmer

Four weeks to go but we're getting there gently. Battens in and painted, insulation in and will be taped off today. Raised roof glued up and ready for epoxy and glass sheathing and the hatch arriving this afternoon.
Lots of real work too though, so we'll just keep going, step by step.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

When will I see you again

Having made the steering bench for the tug 'IJssel' and screwed it together I took it to the wheelhouse to check its fit.
I should have known not to make it at a right angle to the back panel of the house; this is a boat after all.
A little adjustment with a couple of wedges and I could measure the angle that looked right.
3 degrees - now I'm stuck with a song in my head for the rest of the day.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Keep calm and carry on

A lot has happened in the last six weeks.
Right now we have the IJssel, a lovely little tug with a magnificent 2 cylinder Brons diesel, in front of the shop.
She came for a folding steering bench and a cupboard down below but the first job was to repair the mast that broke on being lowered for the bridges on the way through Groningen.