Building a 17 meter aluminum cutter
Meet our windlassJules
Here we are getting acquainted with our new 3500 VWC windlass. Our ground tackle will consist of 12mm chain and a 55kg Rocna anchor (also known as my engagement ring... what else could a girl wish for?)
Lilo calls the rain drops on our hatches : "little ghosts"...
Master Builder at WorkJules
Here is the brains of our yacht-building endeavor plying his noble trade... With 20 + years of experience he's the best at what he does. For those of you not familiar with our team and are curious, there are 3 of us working full-time on Eva and 2 of us part-time.
Beautifully said Mr. Steinbeck...Jules
Here is a passage from Steinbeck 's "The Log from the Sea of Cortez" that I find very apt...
3 templates down...Jules
Here's a sneak peek at the galley with more faces up. Holes still need to be made for attaching, thru-hulls, and various sundries. The face around the door will be white, and against the keel well we're thinking of leaving it wood... there is nice whirls in the grain...
One more template to the pile.Jules
Momma and baby Finn worked on a template today. It's the template for the sheet of 3mm ply which will line the hull between frames 15 & 14. Essentially it's the back of the galley's pantry. Finn slept entirely through this epic (routine) episode in boat building...(anything can be epic with a heavy baby strapped to your back)