September 20, 2014 Hours sent building to date: 131
Finished the final frames — 25 and 27. Transom is next, then onto a totally new phase, setting up the strongback.
Sawing up frames gets pretty repetitive after a while, so I’m glad to be moving on. That’s one of the few frustrating parts of amateur boatbuilding or amateur anything else, I guess. You climb and struggle up the learning curve to where the competent people are, then you simply leap off to the bottom of another curve. I am finally pretty decent at these sawn frames, but will probably never saw up another one.
Knocked off early today to help Ray perform a beautiful burial at sea driving his wonderful Lyman 26 Ebony. It was a great day and a very moving moment for a family committing Mom and Dad’s ashes to the deep. The site was magnificent. Wish I could show you a picture without intruding on the family’s privacy. I was sweating bullets trying to support Ray in getting everything respectful, beautiful and right, but I think we pulled if off.
Here’s how this works. http://seaceremony.com/