Another quick report on progress out in the workshop.
It’s a lousy day today, blowing hard and raining with it. We need it though, its been a very dry summer and this will kick off the grass and crop growth for the farmers and our vegetable gardens. While it’s nasty weather its not cold, about 24 deg c today and the forecast for tomorrow is good.
One thing about New Zealand weather, if you don’t like it just wait for a few hours and it will be completely different.
So, rather than being out in the Kayak or whatever, I have been puttering around doing the minor woodwork on “ Scraps”. I’ve made up the oarlock blocks, epoxy coated the undersides of the skegs, painted the outside of the hull with primer, and filled a lot of the screw holes inside.
I am going to set this one up for lifting with davits or a boom tackle so it can be hoisted aboard easily,
So for those who are interested, here are a couple of shots of “Scraps”. 6ft 3in long, about “that” wide and weighing about as much as I can lift easily in one hand.
Yeh! I’ll have more accurate statistics later on.
In the meantime I’m looking forward to trying her out in a few days time.