A Satisfying Job

December 14, 2016  Hours spent building to date:  3,160

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I finished these navigation lights, copied from a beautiful design by Tim Lackey,  on August 9, 2014:  two years, four months and 5 days ago.  They were a motivational tool of sorts — building a set of beautiful lights with no boat to go under them would be pretty stupid, so I put the lights up on a shelf where I could always see them and got going.  But with the actual boat almost done, it was time to put them in their rightful spots on the Tardis.  It felt good –sort of like planting the flag at base camp prior to the final ascent up the mountain.

Not much else going on this week since I had to bust Molly out of the hip replacement rehab place (she is doing great) and am heading out to Ohio tomorrow to help John drive our old shipmate Sparta the cat and all his gear home for a long winter break.

Did manage to put in the depth sounder transducer and forward bilge pump during odd moments.

Both lights installed

Nav lights installed

Starboard navigation light

Starboard navigation light

Back view of starboard light

Back view of starboard light

Port navigation light

Port navigation light

Depth sounder transducer

Depth sounder transducer

Forward bilge pump and float switch

Forward bilge pump and float switch

 

 

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