This and That

June 20, 2016  Hours spent building to date:  2,641

I don’t know whether I’m sandwiching the Tardis in between other projects or the other projects between the Tardis, but a lot is getting done on all fronts.

—  I had some dental appointments that meant I couldn’t get epoxy-coated last week, so I started some light electrical work, wiring the main system fuses, the automatic charging relay that keeps the batteries topped up and some of the electronics.

—  Exterior trim continues apace with the foredeck all done and a nice piece of mahogany wrapped around the cockpit.  The last pieces around the deckhouse are all milled up and ready to go.  Mahogany is so stable and easy to work, the trim seems to cut itself.

— Plumbing now runs up to the head sink, and all the holes are cut and pipes measured to get over to the head tomorrow.

— John helped me hoist the refrigerator aboard (not easy) and we figured out how the trim should work.

— At the Connecticut River Museum, we launched the Cappy 15 kayak and the Alva Starr Connecticut River Drag Boat on the same day.  Both looked great and moved through the River with great aplomb.  Almost no leaking in the Alva, which meant my first venture in caulking was a success.  Also  got my Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff into its slip.

Fuse wiring

Fuse wiring

Finished fuse/ACR assembly

Finished fuse/ACR assembly

Electronics -- lighter socket, USB socket, battery monitor, stereo/Ipod player

Electronics — lighter socket, USB socket, battery monitor, stereo/Ipod player

Head sink connections

Head sink connections

Cockpit trim glue-up

Cockpit trim glue-up

Foredeck is looking good.

Foredeck is looking good.

Cappy 15 kayak.  Not going to win any races, but very stable (and pretty).

Cappy 15 kayak. Not going to win any races, but very stable (and pretty).

Alva Starr ready to sail out and catch some shad.

Alva Starr ready to sail out and catch some shad.

 

 

 

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One comment on “This and That

  1. Steve White
    June 21, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

    I am unfamiliar with Tardis other than Paul naming his boat Tardis, but I just passed a car on the road with a bumper sticker saying “my other car is a Tardis”. This makes me feel better about Paul’s effort.

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