Monday, January 14, 2013

Moe joe

What fun. Jewelry and make-up for Moe all day. Hinges and latches, screw-eyes and handles, green paint, weatherstripping, and lots of rope. The ancient icebox latches went on quite nicely and have a surprisingly satisfying feel as they close down.


The new brass screweyes look most excellent and the Hempex synthetic manila rope slid on very nicely. I used the same half-inch Hempex on the Edith and really like how it looks and handles. In this shot I am looking at WEN photos on the iPad to see how Nevills laced up his stern.

 

Greg got to get in a bit of screwing.



And I got to practice my Boy Scout Pioneering Merit Badge rope splicing.


I think Moe likes being all trussed up.





So: I guess she's about done. Once I get my oars figured out I can drill in the oarlock holes. A few dabs of paint yet to go. But for now, Moe is finito. Pretty exciting. So lest any moss grows on my rolling stone, I resurfaced the lofting table this evening so we can start drawing up the next boat tomorrow: a full-size Briggs dory commission, the Rio Rojo.


And as the temperatures drop below zero again, dinner by the indoor campfire.


2 comments:

  1. Wonderful trip! Do you find the endings bitter sweet?

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  2. Bruce,
    Thanks for the good comments. In this case, no, bittersweet isn't in my repertoire. By that point in the build I am usually impatient to start the next boat. But there are some fine evening hours of just sitting and staring at the new girl.

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