Surprising even me, it went very smoothly. No big problems, no panic, no dangerous falls, it just took time, working slowly and safely.
|Inside now painted, one coat primer/undercoat|
|At about 30 degrees angle|
|The other side, props and trolley jack in the middle to lift|
|Success! The port side vertical now|
|Turned 180 degrees|
|I have added the doubling plates at the water line. the hull will be 36mm thick there|
After that's done, it will be time for epoxy/glass work, something I am not looking forward to. I don't like working with epoxy!
I have now decided on the size of the cabin. It will 30' long by 10' wide, on the outside of course, obviously a little smaller on the inside, due to the thickness of the "walls".
There will be a 2' wide cockpit at the stern and 4' wide, L shape cockpit at the stem. After all it is going to be a boat that can move, not a static barge. A bit like the Slow Lory, a lovely 25' (I think) house-boat by Paul Gartside.