Wednesday, January 1, 2014

It's a New Year!

As last year drew to a close, work on Gardens slowed to a standstill after she was moved to the Farm in October. The weather went cold and wet, then colder and snowy, then colder yet with ice… Conditions in the barn have not conducive to boat building these past couple of months.

Then the holidays arrived with family and friends here for a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend followed closely by a quieter - yet busy - Christmas. The weather - ice and snow - contributed to the quiet Christmas.

There has been some progress around here. New circuits and new lights have been installed in what will be my new shop. It probably won't be a proper work shop until next spring but I can see it taking shape. We also acquired a portable generator and had the necessary switch-box installed to keep things running around here during (highly likely) power outages resulting from winter storms. (Not really boat related but "fun" stuff nonetheless.)

As for boat building work, the spars will move to the basement for varnishing. A tiller mock-up and, eventually, laminating and shaping Gardens' tiller; and fairing and painting the foils are other winter projects I'll be working on in the basement.

It's a New Year! We're looking forward to a fun, busy and productive year!

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