It's been a while since I've posted! I have been a little busy.
The past 4 or so years have not left me much time to work on my boats. I started a new job in an entirely new career field, which even included going back to school to earn another degree. Not long after that, we had our first child (She's THREE already!), then moved to a new house, closer to my work.
In the mean time, I went through triple bypass surgery, which was NOT something I expected to do at 34 years old... &*(#$ genetics. So, needless to say, the boats have kind of taken a break.
Part of my move included the opportunity to build a new shop... With plenty of room to store & work on projects. I FINALLY have the time to get working on them again- And first priority is the Glasspar G-3 that I started over three years ago.
It is not mine- It belongs to a friend of mine. When it arrived, it needed a new transom and some stringer repairs, which I did at that time. Since then, I have had to pack it up, waiting to do the cosmetics, rig it, and get it in the water.
The deck had been painted at some time in the past, and it wasn't a great job. There was a LOT of stress cracking, and they didn't do a very good prep job... This did make it easy to get the old paint off, though- Which was fortunate. I sanded it all down to gelcoat, and got it primed this week
I need to get another coat of primer on, then do the final sanding... Then it's time for some PAINT. I'm leaving this one white.
The hull has really bad stress cracking in the gelcoat- But buffs nicely. I don't plan to repaint it, only the tops of the sponsons that had been repainted by a previous owner.
I've got a Merc 650 waiting for this boat- It is my hope to splash her next month some time. The owner has been waiting a LONG time- Luckily he's patient, and as busy as I am
Thanks... I am glad that the problem was caught when it was, and fixed before it was a REAL problem. I had a 98% blockage in the "Widowmaker" artery- It WOULD have killed me, sooner or later. I'm in better health now than I have been in years.
Hey Andrew,glad to hear from you. Great you caught the heart issue before it took you away from here. Kids grow up too fast don't they. I see you still have the ole '66 f100. Is she still on the agenda? jim
I see you still have the ole '66 f100. Is she still on the agenda? jim
Yeah- It's in the 'rotation'. I've got a couple of other projects in front of her, I picked up a 1965 Plymouth Valiant that needs a few little things... Then I want to finish up the other boats. Hopefully the Ford will be my winter project.