Janek worked on installing the slide rails while the epoxy dried.
With no further chores for us to work on for Bob, Zasha and I began milling Port Orford Cedar for Omo‘s ribs. Oh, such a sweet, sweet smell.
And at eight o’clock last night, we pronounced Bob done.
Here’s to ya!
Even as Omo‘s first bits were curing.
This morning Bob went outdoors for a few breaths of cold winter air, then up into the loft to await a warm enough day for a test float on the lake. Bruce will be gathering a few parts for the bilge pump system in the meantime, and a few trivial other details await arrival of parts.
With the shop now empty, Janek and I spent the rest of the day assembling Omo’s ten ribs.
Since I have fully-proven plans for a standard Brigg’s such as Omo–we’ve built three boats off them since we captured the lines last fall–we will be building the boat free-form without a strong back. This will considerably speed up the process of forming the hull. The initial hull could come together pretty soon–might make a nice New Year’s Eve party?
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