Since I'm starting out on building a small sailing boat, I thought it might be useful for others to learn from my experience.
This will be a log of the building project, and any problems and solutions along the way.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
A sense of Urgency
We are bringing forward the building of an extension onto our house.
Unfortunately, where the boat is now sitting is about where the new dining room window will be.
So I need to get the boat to the stage where I can flip it.
I'm guessing that if I finish the ply skin and then glass the hull, I can flip it and move it. Later I'll need to flip it again to paint it, but I can live with that.
I need to think about how I will support it when I flip back it for painting, or I suppose I could tilt it up at 60deg and paint one side, then go around the other side and do the same.
If I go to flip it back over for painting, should I wait to put on the deck until I've righted it ? Or will the deck give it better rigidity to avoid damage in the flipping ?
It's a Glen L 14, so the extra work in flipping it twice is not a show stopper.
Anything I should know before I embark on this course of action ?