Moon River build update

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  • 28 Jul 2021 13:54
    Reply # 10779621 on 5008877

    Yup, that's the route I'm going, David. It's really e tremendous amount of work, and if I had it to do over, I'm not sure I would have gone this way. Maybe, but not certain.  

    I'm just about at the point where it's not all epoxy, plywood, and fiberglass. It's time for the systems to start going in.  I'll be ordering the core of the electrical - the motor, LiFePO4 batteries, and the battery management system sometime next week.  That will be the largest outlay of cash needed for the whole project. 


  • 27 Jul 2021 08:46
    Reply # 10776996 on 10772234
    Scott wrote:

    Hi y'all. I just thought I'd drop a note that I'm keeping my rebuild blog kinda up to date. 

    I got laid off last autumn and it's been a godsend. I get to do what I wanted to do now! 


    Interior is mostly built

     It Ain't pretty, but that'll help it get done. 

    https://scottdufour.blogspot.com/



    Gosh, I hadn't realised. That is almost a total rebuild. It is good that you have got all the extra time to put into the project, but hopefully you also have sufficient funds to see it through. The interior does not need to be super pretty. I guess work boat style is just fine if you want to get the job done. Clean up all the rough edges. Coat with a suitable light coloured paint, and throw in a bit of wood trim here and there. Flooring can just be some oiled planks of suitable timber. Good luck with the ongoing project!
  • 24 Jul 2021 19:55
    Reply # 10772234 on 5008877

    Hi y'all. I just thought I'd drop a note that I'm keeping my rebuild blog kinda up to date. 

    I got laid off last autumn and it's been a godsend. I get to do what I wanted to do now! 


    Interior is mostly built

     It Ain't pretty, but that'll help it get done. 

    https://scottdufour.blogspot.com/



  • 15 Jul 2019 09:15
    Reply # 7779690 on 5602682
    Anonymous wrote:

    The trick is poor lighting and a shaky camera to simulate the 30 foot finish.


    Yes indeed! Regular features in my videos :-)
  • 12 Jul 2019 15:45
    Reply # 7776589 on 5008877

    Subscriber widget/gadget thingy added. 

    I know you're being humble, Annie, but your work is top shelf.  You are an inspiration.

  • 10 Jul 2019 08:41
    Reply # 7773046 on 7768572
    Scott wrote:

    Annie, watching the quality of your build, I have to keep reminding myself:  You're no Annie Hill, Scott.  You don't have a lifetime of boating experience.  Just keep slapping it together and make the NEXT one closer to SibLim's standards.

    I think you are my first subscriber!

    Hmphm.  Why do you think I spread so much varnish about?  Nothing like it for giving an air of spurious quality :-)

    I'm not strictly a subscriber - I couldn't find the widget, gadget or whatever it's called that allowed me to be a Follower.  However, my wonderful Thunderbird email program allows me to add RSS feeds (whatever they are) which somehow ensures that whenever you post, it ends up on my Thunderbird home page.

    Good to see you have your ladder secured. 

  • 08 Jul 2019 21:10
    Reply # 7769326 on 5008877
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Annie, Scott and Jonathan.

    I find deciding for a level of finish (..and keeping it...) to be hard, but important when building or fixing up a boat, or just its rig.

    If the top finish is The Grand Piano Style and the
    bottom finish is The Corrugated, Rusty Steel Shed Style, then I guess I aim for something midway in between, which could be called The Useful or Practical Style (..sometimes sinking to Ugly but Strong...). Now, since my present boat looked somewhat nicer inside than earlier boats, I have felt obliged to keep that style the best I can (..using my secret weapon  -  Burma teak on a can...)

    When I watch traditional fishing boats here, with their generally plain finish, I notice that things they use often, for instance the doors to the wheelhouse and the steering wheel, generally seem to be made and maintained with a fine finish.

    Good luck!

    Cheers, Arne

    PS: I’ve kept Dave Zeiger’s proverb pinned to m the wall, right next to me, here, for years, now...


  • 08 Jul 2019 17:01
    Reply # 7768572 on 5008877

    Annie, watching the quality of your build, I have to keep reminding myself:  You're no Annie Hill, Scott.  You don't have a lifetime of boating experience.  Just keep slapping it together and make the NEXT one closer to SibLim's standards.

    I think you are my first subscriber!



  • 03 Jul 2019 22:51
    Reply # 7744443 on 7739062
    Scott wrote:perfect is the enemy of both good and done.

    So true.  The other thing, as my boatbuilding friends point out, is that it's only a mistake if you can't alter it, or cover it up in some way!  Or pretend it's a feature, I suppose.

    I'm signed on to follow your blog :-)

  • 03 Jul 2019 16:14
    Reply # 7739107 on 7739062
    Anonymous wrote:

    perfect is the enemy of both good and done.

    "Obsession with perfection has always made a fine anchor."  Dave Zieger
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