Racing Stripes Go Flying

Mitchell's boat project is safely wrapped every evening with the tarp.  This is what it looks like come many mornings.

Mitchell’s boat project is safely wrapped every evening with the tarp. This is what it looks like come many mornings.

Mitchell waits for the sun to warm up the day and his boat before he gets working on it.  Much of the day he’s warm in the sun so he sheds the layers & lengths.

Painting the hull.

Painting the hull.

Taped for racing stripes

Taped for racing stripes

Late afternoon and the layers go on as the temperature starts to drop drastically.  Freezing is in the forecast again.  We are prepared for it…but not enjoying it.

Removing the tape & liking the effect.  But he's going to be painting the stripes yet.

Mitchell & I removed the tape & like the effect. He is undecided whether to do the stripe white and the gunnel red, or the other way around.

Inside

Inside

Racing Stripes

Racing Stripes

The seat, painted, with a slot for the dagger board

The seat, painted, with a slot for the dagger board

Mitchell’s been working on the rudder and painting.  But then…..

Blown away.  Damages, if any, still yet to be determined.  In finer weather.

Blown away. Damages, if any, still yet to be determined. In finer weather.

Last night the boat flew off as the saw horses tumbled in the gusts of wind.  We rushed out in the wind and rain to flip it over and cover with the tarp at its resting place, and now today in an on-going storm Mitchell hasn’t yet checked her condition, and worries about the resin cracking or the gunnel breaking.  Tomorrow’s weather should be better and he will evaluate if there was any damage.

So Girlfriend has gone flying before she’s ever set hull in the water!

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