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She-Kon: Back on Planet Earth

Ok, that’s enough nonsense. Back on planet Earth in the 21st. century some progress has been made with the boat project.The stern bearing carrier doesn’t sit flush to the keel. The angle of the prop shaft is 8 degrees. I tried a few times to build in a…

She:Kon – Interior Design

Now most people who build their own boats take their ideas for interior design from a number of sources. Magazines, other boats, web sites or boat shows. We decided to deviate from the norm (which is normal for us). Below you’ll see what we’re planning…

Catch Up Not Ketchup

I have to apologize for ignoring you all. Got focused on getting some stuff done and doing YouTubez. I’m sorry. I will try to do better.I’ll try to catch you up. I know I’ll miss things but this is about the best I can do for now.So when we last left o…

Arts & Crafts & Sandinsanity Returns

Today started out with a few Arts & Crafts. Making a rubber gasket for the rudder shaft stuffing box.1/4″ rubber for gasketPrety simple but you’d be amazed how many people don’t know how to make a gasket.Cut hole for shaftBought these handy hole pu…

Rudder & Drive Shafts

First task of the day is to locate the proper position for the rudder shaft tube. Thought about it and thought about it and decided to go with the plumb bob & ole’ Dead Eye! I have to be careful and fill in the oversize hole in stages. First will b…

At last Progress

So now that the skeg is permanently affixed to the boat I can move on getting the steering & running gear setup. First up is the rudder.Mockup rudder shaft slightly off center.The hole for the rudder shaft is a bit off so I had to enlarge it. See v…

Skeg attached! Minor Milestone

One of the tasks I have to get out of the way before I can move onto the rest of the drive train is setting the skeg. The skeg is a single piece of very heavy walled Stainless Steel channel. Almost 6 feet long and weights about 60 lbs.Skeg fitted into …

Latest Youtube video – Need more subscribers

Hi FolksOffering up my latest Youtube video for your viewing pleasure. I’ve made a switch to a much heavier fiberglass tape and this necessitated a change in method to wetting it out. If you like/enjoyed the video please give us a Thumbs Up and subscri…

Feel the Itch and Sand it Anyways

It never seems to end. Sanding that is. I’ve gone around the frames I’ve just put in, 4 sides to fillet & tape tomorrow. But the sanding never seems to end. This is the direct result of not working faster/harder wet on wet. Once the epoxy kicks off…

Pain and suffering

Been suffering some terrible back spasms this past week. Painful enough to drop me to my knees. Don’t know what caused them, had a therapeutic massage week before for pain on my right side, these were on my left. WTF? Plenty of rest & drugs and it’…