June 06, 2005

Finished Stripping!!

Hooray, today I finally finished stripping the boat!!
I am apprehensive about the tasks to come, but very happy to be done laying the wood of the hull. And I am starting to bond with Ocean Blue. :-)

almost done...

just 1 strip left--!

How I chose to lay the bottom and keel line, beyond the stems: keel detail

stripping finished!!

And then I removed most of the staples, in preparation for planing and sanding: look, no staples.

Here is the cool-looking pattern on the boat bottom.

A funny thing is that I used water-soluble glue... even though it looks like a boat right now, if I set it in the water (never mind the gaps (this is not London)) it would fall apart into wet kindling.
The epoxy will fix all that ....

Posted by mel at June 6, 2005 12:06 AM

You should take a puppy out dancing
to celebrate!

It really looks great!

Posted by: Hanako at June 6, 2005 10:29 AM

I think I may get a massage to celebrate.

Posted by: melissa at June 6, 2005 12:23 PM

Ha ha! You do have that gift certificate. :) Shoulders sore from all the staple pulling?

Good luck with the sanding! The boat looks great already.

Posted by: Andrew at June 6, 2005 03:11 PM
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