Monday, December 30, 2013

Megan D Day 34 and 35

 Installed 2 heavy bronze 8' portholes
 they fit nicely in the old window openings inside the cabin
 Having to replace the bulkhead separating the aft cabin and the engine room.
 One side done!
 Taking out all the old rusty iron that was used for internal ballast, this will be replaced with lead
I'm estimating about 2000 lbs worth of what looks like old grader blade material

Monday, December 2, 2013

Day 31 and 32. Fairing, plugging and rudder removal

 400 screw holes plugged! about 2000 more to go hahaha
Will use the Old rudder for a pattern, but I am designing the new one slightly larger

 The rudder post was made from mild steel and eroded badly, will be replacing all the hardware with stainless welded assembly.
 The stainless rudder shaft and brackets cleaned up nicely!
Having fun using my power planer to rough it in

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New name for the Schooner

We will be changing the name of the Megan D to "Guardian of the Seas" and will have a re-naming ceremony before launching.
This name will carry the spirit of caring for the less fortunate that the schooner will be providing in SE Asia.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Megan d D day 26, Working on the Port Side

 Another row of planks on :)
 Got some assistance from a friend
 Had to rebuild 6 ribs on this side, one more needs some repair

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Megan D Day 25, Planking complete on Starboard side!

Working under the moon
Planking the upper portion of the Master cabin area with old growth western red cedar

Had to saw off the fiberglass away from the edge to fit the last plank on

Putting the last plank on

All closed in, YES! Feeling Good :)