10 Responses to “Bottoms up and off!”
  1. Texx

    Does this mean the party is over, or is it just getting started?

    I thought it was going to peak at around midnight…

  2. DonD

    AHHH Yes..,

    The easy part..; Removal of a ‘failed’ bottom-planked structure.

    I hope you took the necessary photos and measurements that might possibly make reconstruction easier?

    Of course…, the Mariners’ Museum has all the measurements you need, right?

    Do not immediately discard those old, oil-soaked, remnants just yet.

    You will know why, later.

    Happy New Year,

  3. DON & MOLLY

    Please, please replace the chines, frames, keel, you are there now. It is simple but can be intimadating, but Don D knows why. They will fail and start cracking.
    Don H.
    Happy new year !!!!

    • Matt

      I that’s the plan, it’s shockingly nice in there though. This boat looks it’s 5 years old, but we know that’s deceptive.. Part of the fun on this boat is doing and learning.

  4. Victor M Fabricius

    take all the old bronze fasteners to the recycler, they’re worth a small fortune if you’re not reusing them, which I’m sure you already know.

  5. Al Campbell

    Hey Matt That was wonderful. ‘Cant wait to see what happens next.

  6. Ben

    Stripping the bottom is fun, but only the beginning. Now comes the hard part… (ahem)