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Yesterday sucked. Today’s better.

I’ve had my IROC-Z in a storage container at a local business since last year. I bought winter tires for the Jeep off the young fella running the place and he let me store my summer wheels in there as well. Stopped in there yesterday to get them and th…

Spring Cleanup

As is normal, winter left a mess in the shed. When Mother Nature decided to blow the top off the shed and let in the snow & rain it whipped up quite a mess. It looks like the white Tyvek is starting to disintegrate and falling into the boat as a fi…

Years in the planning

and only minutes in the execution! Start to finish less than 10 minutes but it’s taken 7 yrs to get to this point! The whole process went just as I thought it would. Slick as sh*t!Flying high ready to swing into positionJust landed on the engine beds.F…

Wheels Up!

Yesterday and today I cleaned up the shed a bit. Got the uprights in place to support the I-beam that’ll lift the engine up and into the boat.First step was getting the engine off the trailer. It spent the winter there under a tarp. Doesn’t appear t…

Winter just won’t let go!

Holy frig! Who’s doing the ‘Snow Dance’ out there? Please stop!!! It’s mid-April and we’ve got 6 inches of snow with half inch of ice on top of it! Enough already! *sigh* </rant>Ok, got that out of my system.With all the snow & rain the boat …

Goals for Next Year

So after a very disappointing year in the boat shed I’ve got to try to get this project on some sort of track. I’m thinking I’ll set some goals to be met.Finish Rudder: Final fairing & infusing reinforcement (glass and carbon fiber) layer. Paint.In…

At Long Last

At long last our lil’ huffer (diesel engine) has made it’s way home.Yanmar 4JH-TE 55 Hp TurboIt took approx 6 months to get the fuel injection pump rebuilt and re-installed. Apparently it was a problem with sourcing the parts required. There was a lot …

This and That

With only a couple weeks left before we head out on our Big RV Adventure I’ve been doing just a little of This & That around the boat.A few days spent fairing the frakkin’ rudder! *sigh*Multiple coats of QuickfairA couple more coats of Quickfair an…

Just Puttering Around

The weather’s too nice, it hasn’t rained in 36 hrs so I got to work on some minor tasks.Frames H and IThe two after most frames needed glass on one side. I did the other side last year.Turned out pretty nicePulled some offcuts out of the bin and trimme…

Overthinking Things

When it comes to a project this size and with limited experience it’s way too easy to overthink everything. That’s my curse. If I just decide to do ‘something’ and go do it without a whole lotta thought, it manages to get done. That happened this morni…