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

October 2005

Pickup truck towing the cradle.

Lubricated masonite.

Turn the hull.

Through the gap between the yard light and the garage.

First real long view of the nearly completed hull.

Resting place for the winter.

October 29

The hull is at last in a state where it no longer needs to be plumb to the world. That meant it was time to haul it into the side yard for storage while I use the newly liberated garage to build the spars over the winter. (OK, so that didn't happen-maybe the winter of 2006-2007) The move, using rollers, plywood, masonite, and dish soap took about 8 hours to do on my own. At a guess, I'd say the whole works weighs in around 3000 pounds, considerably more than when I rolled the hull over in 2004.

Update: February 2006

I've been slightly reworking some parts of the site-mostly those pertaining to September of last year-and realized looking at these photographs that I almost can't remember doing any of this. The other entries in the Pangur Ban story come with clear memories of the events, but not this one. I do have a vague memory of being completely focused on this task-almost obsessive about it.

I've since spoken to several of the folks who worked the Katrina disaster, and almost all of them report similar extended periodsof skewed reality and unreliable memory.