Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Building ‘Sharpy’ Part 121

Tapes after sanding

Between doing other things I squeezed in three short sessions on the boat in which I sanded both chine tapes and cut and test fitted the half-round strips of wood for the upper edges of the coamings. The latter have yet to be glued to the coamings.

Test fitting half-round pieces of wood to coamings

Today, 21st June, is called the longest day of the year, and yet all days are approximately 24 hours in length, each one of them with hours of darkness. By virtue of the fact that in my part of the world daylight lasted 16 hours and 40 minutes, I had the opportunity for fitting in the third session.

Maybe tomorrow I’ll be able to epoxy the half-round strips of wood to the coamings. If the weather is kind, I may even be able to drill holes in the spars for attaching the sail, and give them their first coat of varnish.


Longest Day


The Longest Day of the Year



Paul Mullings said...

Hi Bill, It is always good to get past a difficult decision and you usually wonder once it is made what all the fuss was about!! I found this article on a kayak anchoring system and thought you might find it useful. Cheers Paul http://dizzybigfish.co.uk/anchoring-in-the-kayak-ultimate-guide/

William Serjeant said...


Thank you for the link. I had a similar arrangement for anchoring my Paradox, because getting to the foredeck was a hazardous business!