It's pouring rain outside and I don't know about any of you but I'm getting a little tired of the wet dreary days of this fall. November was rainy and December is looking much the same. Oh well, I suppose it could be worse.
Our little helpers have grown up quite a bit since my last post (yes, I know. I'm sorry) and we have enjoyed many antics and fun from these two. Also they have kept us sane through the rough times of the past year with all that Covid had to offer.
Since we started back on Lena Blanche this fall we have gotten the prop shafts finished out and installed, We had to build new struts for the shafts because the one's we had didn't fit properly. The after cabin has the roof framed up and temporarily covered, the windows have been installed and the lights are wired up and working well. We have laid the main cabin sole and framed out all of the hatches. We have had to insulate the deck so that we can heat the inside of the vessel and also put up a temporary door to the wheel house.
There will be couple of inlays in the hatches. The outline is there for one and the other will be at the other end of the sole. The wood we used is long leaf yellow pine. It is wood that has been reclaimed from the textile factory that shut down some years ago in Yarmouth, NS. It originally comes from the southern USA. This wood was on the textile factory for over 100 years old and now it graces the soles of our vessel. It still needs to be finished and sanded but I think it's looking pretty nice.
For those who are interested here is a link to a video I did going through the boat in September. I can only apologize for the quality of the video in hopes of getting better at it in the future. Be patient with me God's not finished with me yet, as my Mother would always say. Maybe the camera folks aren't finished with me either.
That's it for now.