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The Weather. Again.

By the Skipper:

Is Summer over already in SE Alaska?  We've had a steady downpour for a couple of days now with temperatures struggling into the sixties. Once again the process of final finishing of the new furniture is stalled. We are still making progress, but not without a few minor setbacks.

We had to give up on the forward bulkhead and start over.  The one we took out was barely attached with fiberglass tape and thickened resin filler.  We could do the same with the new one but that makes no sense to us.  The old one was obviously intended to fit four inches farther foward and had been relocated to accommodate the water tank.  The fit was so poor with it positioned to clear the tank we decided to start from scratch with a new pattern taken at the proper position.

I made the pattern after fitting the tank and taking some careful measurements using a spiling tool Andy had given me. I took the original pattern bulkhead back to the shop and, using Andy's tool, traced the new shape out on cardboard, then cut it out.  Back to the boat to check the fit. Perfect!
Then we drove ten miles down the Narrows to Andy's shop and picked up a quarter sheet of plywood, from which I cut the new bulkhead.  After I check the fit of the new bulkhead in the boat, I will bring it back to the garage for sealing and glassing. 

Painting and varnishing as weather permits

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