Report: 2003 Archives
Reports from November 2003
11/16/03 11/23/03 11/30/03
Log for the Week
Ending November 2, 2003
For the second week in a row, the weather was not
conducive to completing the exterior barn painting--except for at the end of the
wee, Friday and Saturday, but by then I was deeply involved in several Glissando
projects and was loathe to turn my back on them. A heavy guilt came over
me knowing that I could be blowing the last opportunity for paintable weather,
but the back side of the barn will have to wait until the current boat projects
are complete. I suspect I'll get the one or two good days needed sometime
this month to get the stain on the siding in the back, as all I need is dry
weather and something over 40 degrees.
many weeks of intense construction activity on the barn and shop, it feel weird
to write that I basically have nothing to report in that arena. All that
remains, really, is some fine-tuning of the shop operation and equipment, and
the need to complete the exterior painting, as well as build a shed roof over
the oil tank to protect it from snow sliding off the roof.
here for the latest additions to the shop equipment.
that is certainly not to say I haven't been busy with other pursuits. I
received two large deliveries of materials--epoxy and fiberglass supplies, and
lumber--that I will need over the course of the coming weeks to complete some
projects, and also for the eventual beginning of Daysailor construction.
for the Week Ending November 9, 2003
As I guessed in last week's
log, it looks like there may be no more exterior barn painting this
year. The weather all week was dismal--gray, rainy, drizzly, foggy,
and just plain awful--and then, when the sun finally came out late in the
week, it turned very cold. Oh well. We'll see what happens.
this log is your foray into my weekly activities, I feel it is appropriate
to use it not only to post the details on daysailor progress (and barn/shop,
though most of the updates are over with there), but to also point you to my
ongoing projects on Glissando,
when applicable. To that end, please click below to check out the
latest projects, and see what I have been spending my free time doing.
here to visit Glissando and see the near-completion of the projects
I've been working on the past few weeks.
I'm afraid there is no progress to report this week.
for the Week Ending November 16, 2003
Once again, the astute among
you will note that this log (such as it is) has been posted several days
early. I went out of town from Friday to Sunday, so I thought I should
post before I left.
With that said, however, I
must apologize for this "anti-log". I have nothing to report
for this week. Look for more and better updates next week.
See you then.
Log for the
Week Ending November 23, 2003
The time to begin
construction is fast approaching. In one month, I will mark the
one-year anniversary of ex- Sea Witch's delivery to North
Yarmouth. That anniversary date, give or take, is my goal for
beginning new construction. In reality, it will likely end up being
after the holiday season, but in any event I plan to have the last remaining
bits of interior structure removed, and the interior hull grinding complete
by that date, after which the hull will stand ready for new material.
concept and vision for the boat is always close at hand, and I thought I
would take a few moments to ramble a bit about the coalescing of my
thoughts, and to solidify a design direction.
here to read my final pre-construction ruminations.
and happy Thanksgiving!
Log for the
Week Ending November 30, 2003
I'm afraid there is no
progress to report for this week.