Susan Davis (futabachan) wrote,
Susan Davis

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Shrike update

I'm starting to worry about whether Shrike is going to be ready for the Provincetown race, let alone Kingston next weekend. Today, I

  • rebuilt bulkhead "D" to give compartment D-E a larger access hatch,
  • discovered that I installed bulkhead "C" on the wrong side of the frame (d'oh!), and will need to adjust the main mast step to compensate,
  • finished assembling the daggerboard, except for pouring the requisite 50 kilos of lead,
  • primed the headblocks for the keel and rudder trunks so that I can assemble them tomorrow, and
  • barrier coated the interior with epoxy.

Tomorrow's plan, before departing for Toronto:

  • cut out the daggerboard slot,
  • install the daggerboard trunk,
  • install the rudder trunk,
  • finish paying the starboard chine with epoxy putty, and
  • finish assembling the sheer clamps.

After that, I'll still need to

  • prime and paint the interior,
  • install foam and Reflectix,
  • install hatch hardware for hatch "D",
  • turn her over, and mow down the "flash" around the chines,
  • Cuprinol the bottom,
  • barrier coat the hull with epoxy,
  • sand off the epoxy drips,
  • cover the hull in Xynole and wet it out,
  • add two more coats of epoxy over that,
  • sand and fair,
  • prime the hull and sheer clamps,
  • strike the waterline on the hull,
  • coat the bottom and trunk interiors with VC-17,
  • paint the topsides and sheer clamps,
  • deliver Y-1320 to Palenville for battakes to restore,
  • rebuild the trailer bunks,
  • flip the hull over again, possibly putting her on the trailer,
  • install the sheer clamps,
  • run out to the Orange Box for two more sheets of plywood,
  • trace and cut out the deck pieces,
  • make and install the deck carlins,
  • make and install the coamings for the cockpits,
  • install the knees for the forward cockpit,
  • cut out the slots in the deck for the rudder cartridge and daggerboard,
  • barrier coat both sides of the deck with epoxy,
  • install foam underneath the deck,
  • install the deck,
  • prime and paint the deck (with non-skid compound mixed in to the paint),
  • pour the lead for the bottom of the daggerboard keel,
  • bend the attachment straps for the rudder,
  • get Jase to do the spot-welding to fasten the rudder to the rudder post,
  • make the tiller and comb plate,
  • perform final assembly of the rudder cartridge,
  • make provisions for fids and retaining cords for the daggerboard and rudder cartridge,
  • cut the tiller comb slots in the aft coaming of the aft cockpit,
  • varnish the masts,
  • test fit the masts, and add fittings for the running rigging,
  • obtain a 360 degree white LED array for the main mast and install it,
  • make the stemhead fitting,
  • obtain cordage and run the sails up as a test,
  • install the rowlocks,
  • make a rowing seat slash bailing bucket slash expedient head,
  • install the lettering for her name and hailing port, and finally
  • conduct sea trials.
That's rather a lot to accomplish. Yipes.

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