Building a 17 meter aluminum cutter
Yes seriously. This is a Perkins 6.354 out of a farm truck.
3rd Visit to the YardJules
Here are frames 1 and 2...
2nd visit to the yard!Julie
Since we visited 2 weeks ago there is so much more to look at! The Jacobs are really moving along, so many parts are recognizable: the keel box front panel (excuse my terminology I just don't know what else to call these things unless it's in its entirety), the profile of the bow (oh so pretty), bulkheads, the frames (so many of them) full of little notches, all waiting to be put together like those 3D wooden dinosaur puzzles we had as kids...
Our first winches!Julie
I woke up this morning with a feeling akin to that of the excitement one experiences on Christmas Eve when one is 5 yrs old. Yet I am 30 and all we did was purchase 2 brand new Antal winches at an awesome discount*. The moment was full of tingly sparkles. I can already imagine them on the mast bravely pulling up our spinnaker halyard...
First visit to the yardJulie
Wow! Who would have thought that piles of aluminum sheets could bring up such strong emotions!
Project EVA has started!07/09/2009, Cape Town
Well we've dreamed of this moment for years and here we are. We've got the plans and the builders, now the real fun starts.
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