You can have dreams without work, but they will never come to fruition without work.
Occasional periods of drudgery have risen throughout this build. A few days ago I hit one of those “bumps” and had to walk away from the boat for a bit. The sanding and faring was getting to me, but what really slapped me was a warped centerboard. It went from a straight and true foil after glassing one side, but the second side glassing created a potato chip. I had added graphite to the epoxy for lubrication purposes and I expect the black heat sink got too much sun when I turned my back. I’m not sure if I can remove the glass to correct it or more quickly just start over. So, we went for a paddle.
|Along the James.|
The kayak trip restored a better outlook, but I wasn’t ready for the board or more sanding so, I lay the spars and sails in the backyard, studied how to lace and add controls, and finally raised the sails. That sent me dreaming again. Now I can face the drudgery again.
|Needs downhaul tension.|
|Too tight on yard outhaul.|
|Mizzen lacing. Boomkin not yet installed.|
|Tar Baby!! Moving on a wisp.|