It's been a milestone kind of weekend! We received the motor for the Hope For Haiti and have begun the alignment and layout of the components. It was a hot/humid kind of weekend, so if we look kind of bedraggled in the pictures it's because we were bedraggled.
We are officially on the back stretch!
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We have been back to work on the Hope For Haiti for a couple of weekends now. Last weekend consisted of a lot of sanding and prepping. We also pulled all of the temporarily mounted hardware.
This weekend the hit list was all over the place. The completed projects are listed below.
The last of the fiberglass work is done, including the rudder. (Yay! At least I hope that’s all.)
The shaft bearing is installed in the shaft tube.
The fuel fill and vent have been located, drilled out, and the holes have been coated with epoxy
All of the bolt holes drilled (so far) for all the hardware have been resin coated.
More sanding for paint work.
The gunwales have been coated with 2 more coats of paint.
The inside hull sides have been painted.
The lazarette hatch lid has been painted on the exposed surfaces.
There may be a few other odds and ends, but that covers the most of it. If you are interested in helping finish, email me to see if I have a project that can match your skill.
This makes the fourth weekend in a row that I've been able to dedicate time in the shop to work on the Hope For Haiti. After spending a couple of hours sanding and prepping I was rewarded with getting to lay on two coats of primer on the cargo lid tops.
It's amazing how much difference a little paint, or primer in this case, makes.