April 30, 2015 Hours spent building to date: 1,021 Pretty mundane week so far after the excitement of the rollover. It is really strange to walk into the shop in the morning and see a big boat and trailer sitting there, and somewhat daunting since there is so much left to do. The building frame
April 26, 2015 Hours spent building to date: 1,000 Tom Tolla is a great guy! Without him getting the Tardis upright would have been immeasurably more difficult. Tom is my shop neighbor and CEO of Construction Services Unlimited, the Connecticut Shoreline’s finest builder of custom homes and commercial buildings, and as you will see, a
April 24, 2015 Hours spent building to date: 993 Tardis is at last totally cloaked in her protective cocoon and ready for the rollover. I am tired and sore, but strangely satisfied at having built such a purposeful, utilitarian structure. I tend to view yacht designers as artists and their work as sculpture. But hours of
April 23, 2015 Hours spent building to date: 986 The trailer has arrived and the flip time has been scheduled: 9 am Saturday. For any local readers who want to come on down we are at 338 Old Whitfield Street, Guilford, CT (east end of Guilford train station parking lot). The LoadMaster trailer looks great:
April 20, 2015 Hours spent building to date: 957 Well of course the bottom’s up, since the boat is upside down — for about another week. But it is now nicely painted with two coats of black bottom paint. I’ve had several shop visitors ask how it is possible to know where the waterline is
April 18, 2015 Hours spent building to date: 943 The primer looks so good with three coats on, I can’t resist posting some pictures. It was a lot of work this week sanding the whole boat and solvent washing between coats, then painting, but quite rewarding as the finish got whiter and smoother every day.
April 13, 2015 Hours spent building to date: 916 I don’t know if the pictures will really show it, but Tardis has a coat of primer on and to me is looking more and more like a real boat. More on the paint and process later, but so far, so good as to overall finish.
April 10, 2015 Hours spent building to date: 904 At the end of the day I was really beat after another session sanding up and down all over the boat, but at last it was done. But I said to myself, “I said the primer was going on this week, and it’s going on.” So I
April 3, 2015 Hours spent building to date: 886 Returned to the boat (and more snow!) from Sarasota after a great break and have been working diligently ever since — it just doesn’t look like it. It is simply hard to show a boat growing smoother in pictures — they all look a lot like