Other than fiddling around with some details and building a couple side boxes. I think Edith is, ummm, pretty much done. What am I supposed to do now?
I finished screwing on the bottom battens this morning. Let’s just hope, when I hit rocks, that I am able to line up on the hard oak battens rather than the soft cedar floor.
With the new iron handles all nice and rusty, I oiled them up and installed them. Of course, when I crawled inside the turpentiney stern hatch to put nuts on the stern handle and tighten them, one nut refused. Bad threads. A half hour of swearing and grinding in the hatch and hey, no problem. The bow ring went on perfectly, and I eye-spliced the bowline to it.