Very minor progress

Beaton’s moved the mast into the shed next to Sjogin and I actually put tool to wood. A few feet of very old varnish was scraped off before your frozen fingered friend was sent running to the wood stove. The varnish is very old; it seems to leap off the mast when touched by a reasonably sharp scraper. Very satisfying work. After scraping, a bit of planning will be done to try and fair up the lumps. Then it’s through the grits with a final 120 grit sanding. Then as many coats of varnish as I can manage. Same for the boom. Scraping lessons freely given.


Progress....
Slow and steady and it’s down to bare wood. It will take time for the deep color return but well worth it. No signs of rot or punkiness yet. (Types with fingers crossed.)


It's a start
It’s a start. Taken in early January, before the current bout of freezing weather. There’s something to be said for having one’s boat ashore and in a shed in Winters like this one.


Cockpit work!
This is a bit more recent. I figured out the length of the cockpit sole beams and had Paul mill some from his private stock. A needed step in the right direction.

Here are a few more pics to fill out this Post. When the weather turns there’ll be more about Sjogin’s finishing touches and eventual Launch Party.


E-Scow half hulls
Beaton’s made a half dozen new E-Scow half hulls and backboards for club trophies.


Winter fresh marsh
Fresh snow on the marsh behind Beaton’s. There needs to be a bench of some kind at this spot.


Spartina patens
Speaking of marshes, here’s a pic from our own tiny bit of salt water heaven. It’s Spartina patens, common marsh hay, taken in late fall when it turns color a bit.


It's a Nor'estr
This was taken from our beach when one of the recent Northeasters was brewing.

2 comments on “Very minor progress”

  1. The rudders on the half hulls are of the old design; the current rudders have more of a spade look. I like the fact that they used the old design. Sjogin is really shaping up! May be time for a couple Full Sails and pastrami on onion bread.

  2. Thanks Dave. The half hull on the left is from an existing club trophy. The fleet wanted a similar one for each of the clubs.

    Sjogin waits for better weather and perhaps even some token help. See you at daffodil time?

    Too soon for Pastrami Miami sandwiches; we need a stove and damp bilges. Full Sails yes.

    Russ

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