Jun 11, 2010

After You: Flipped!

Turned her upright, built the skylight and am rarin' to go on the rest of the interior!  Still aiming for a July fourth launch date but I have a feeling I might dip her in a local lake first for a wet test.  Really nice to get her looking like a boat and moving forward... 

Lily is as helpful as ever, though between-coat sanding of paint is "really hard" and not likely to be in her future..

Jun 7, 2010

After You: Progress

Screws gently pushed into the surface hold the tape down while a corner is being epoxied. Once the tape settles, pop the screw out, drop another layer of epoxy on it all and it's nice and tight!

I've actually gotten this side covered in paint and I'm finishing up the striping so I can poly before we go out of town next. After that dries she'll be righted and I'll finish up the top and inside. Still hoping for a July 4th or so launch date.

Need to start researching rivers to wander a bit more seriously now. Initially I was all about the Namekagon and the Saint Croix, but I'm also looking more local, like the Minnesota, Cannon, etc.

Pretty much written off the Headwaters on down based on a single Rice Lake journey report. You can haul a canoe over marches and mud, but the After You is less portagable. Unless I come up with a portable portaging solution.. Hmmm . :)