Final Frames; Burial at Sea

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/

Ebony

Ebony

Last frame under the cockpit.

Frame 25 — last frame under the cockpit.

Frame 27.  The hole in the middle filled by a support piece is where the outboard motor goes.

Frame 27. The hole in the middle filled by a support piece is where the outboard motor goes.

 

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