Sunday, October 15, 2017

Feeling Hopeful

While I may be the prime "mover and shaker" on this project, and the one who's put in the most hours, I've not done it alone. Having Ed's help last week got us much closer to permanently attaching the hull sides.

That will mark a major milestone, providing a lot of hope that this boat will be getting wet soon.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Continuing Construction Progress


The work I have done recently runs down the center of the boat. From fore to aft: the bits were permanently installed, the main hatch rooftop structure is dry fit, the companionway boards and trim are completed, a structure for the upper gudgeon to hold the rudder at the correct angle was installed.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Looking Ahead

These photos show how close Kingsfold could come to this year's Race to Alaska.
So it's keep plugging away at construction. Add to the knowledge we gained talking to other R2AK Teams in Port Townsend. Do the best we can to be prepared for the challenges that can arise sailing to Alaska (and even in just the first stage of the Race to Victoria, BC).

Monday, May 22, 2017

I can't do this alone, so, "Thanks" to:

Their sliding seat for rowing will make our chosen form of auxiliary propulsion (since motors aren't allowed) much more productive.

I researched pedal drive options because I like that concept. And a number of boats in the R2AK have made good use of pedal propulsion. But those units involve a lot more work and money to install. And they may not necessarily move my boat any better than a pair of good old-fashioned oars (with a nifty sliding seat—Thanks again, Gig Harbor Boat Works).

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Quick Progress Update

Showing the starboard side with hull pieces dry-fit in place.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

We're Publically Official!

This is what happens when you "throw your hat over the fence" that backs onto the shores of the Puget Sound: