the all-seeingeye Pangur Ban: 28' Sharpie
Construction Diary

2003:

July 4 - 13

July 16 - 20

July 21 - 27

July 28 - Aug. 3

August 4 - 22

August 23 - 31

September

October

November
December

2004:

March

April

May

June

July

August

Rollover

September

October November

December

2005:

February

March

April

May

June-August

September

October

2006:

March

July-August

September

October

2007:

April-May

June

July

August

September

October

2008:

January

February

May

July

September

References Technical Notes Egrets and the Commodore

August 2005

Mocking up the toe rail.

Toe rail base blocks in place.

Grab rails on cabin.

Roughed-in hatch lifting mechanism

August 9

July was quite a month. Let's see. There was finishing the front porch project. There was the nasty surprise associated with that project. There was a week spent at Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore.

In an heroic three day effort, the topsides were completely glassed. They've been sanded and the grab rails completed. The toe rail is partially completed. The hatch covers are well along, and I've machined the parts for the main hatch lifters. The interior is also well along.

My driveway and yard are now filled with debris from the various projects waiting on a 10-yard trash container to be delivered.

August 19

All of my neighbors should be much happier now that the huge pile of scrap and rubble has vanished from the driveway

August 29

Over the weekend we bent the all toe rail caps into place, roughed in the mast partners and their liners, and started to lay out the cockpit seats and supports. One more long construction session, and the hull will be ready to roll out of the shop, clearing the way for the spar building set-up.

Tomorrow, however, is the first session of my Unix Scripts and Tools class, so progress may slow down just a bit. (and the verdmammte ragweed is blooming!)