Saturday, May 31, 2008


Out of the shop, she is driven around to the front of the museum where the crane waits.

Her centerboard is set up underneath and she is slowly dropped down until the pin can be secured.

Off to the races. Actually she is headed down to the bay where Beaton's will put her in the water with the travelift.

Bye for now, hope to get some bay pictures from Carolyn.

Friday, May 23, 2008


Weighing the boat.

SPYDER made it on to her trailer today.
Cabin trim, chainplates, traveler, and more varnish, varnish, varnish

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Flipping the centerboard for painting.

putting in chainplates.

Dark Blue Interlux
details- staing cockpit coaming trim, varnishing, varnishing, varnishing, interior cabin paint, even more quarter knees, fleet meeting, seats, centerboard, rudderpost

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Cabin doors, fabricated by Carolyn in classic raised panel, rail & stile. They will have teak vents at the top.

Painting the decks & cabin top.

Brass half oval protects the rub rail.

Interns under the boat, fitting the plastic centerboard glide.

Hull & house primed
stained rails, trim, & seat posts

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

gold leaf

The centerboard has a layer of fiberglass with carbon fiber vacuum molded over that and fairing has begun again.

Cobalt blue. Paint over sanded primer & paint.

Putting epoxy over dynel for the cabin top.

Interior cabin work, staining mahogany, sanding varnish, vacuuming.

naming the boat

Monday, May 12, 2008

One week

Dynel deck. Fitting the fabric over the sanded fir deck. All the bungs were filled with epoxy & phenolic microballoons. The fabric was sretched into place and set with epoxy. It provides a non-slip surface.

Here the centerboard is glued up and fairing has begun with the same epoxy/balloon mix.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


A shot from the seaport webcam; coamings.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Two weeks left

under deck blocking for cleats
new hardware
sealing bulkheads
centerboard weight

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Elf note

Elf had a problem at her launching down South and was unable to make it up to the Seaport this week to have her mast and standing rigging done. Hopefully all will be resolved and she will make her appearance soon.
photo by my friend, Greg DeCowsky of the Bayshore Discovery Project

Friday, May 2, 2008

Crane & Pilot House

The crane is on a barge being pushed upriver. The pilothouse is picked up off the street with a custom made steel support frame and placed on the barge. The barge is relocated to the port side of OLYMPIA and the house is neatlt set on the newly laid deck. Last, all the windows are set in, doors hung, and the edges caulked.