The Transformation

We are dripping sweat into our varnish.  Last week the heat drove me to take a swim in the Delaware River, a decision which I immediately regretted. But now that I am thoroughly rinsed off, I’m glad to report that the transformation of our humble vessel is nearing completion.

I will start with some important announcements. We’ve found a new use for the tool (beer) holder, and also our plant is getting super large.

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We have lots of projects to talk about. Again, I won’t go into great detail with words here so as not to overwhelm you, but I will try to make it clear what you are looking at.

Firstly, I just finished making a ladder for climbing onto the boat from the water. At first the rungs were just simple planks threaded onto a rope, but when I tested it out, my toes were squished between the rungs and the boat.
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So, I attached spacers to each rung, and that created a space for toes to go. I also cut the end of each spacer at an angle, so that the rungs would sit against the curve of the hull.
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Next…the magnificent DECK BOX is finished! You may remember a preview that looked like this:
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WELL, now it looks like this!
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Here are more pictures for your viewing pleasure.
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To continue the trend of the boat’s exterior, I will introduce the forward hatch cover that Kasy made. It’s got plastic sheeting over the prism to let light in, and snap closures to secure it onto the hinges.
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And now for a laundry list of projects, because it’s raining on the awning I’m under and it’a starting to leak.

I made a new bag for the anchor line….
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Kasy made the hatch boards all shiny and new looking…
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I made us some simple messenger bags out of our extra fabric..
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And Kasy climbed to the top of the mast!
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I have to end here because the rain is splattering onto my computer. As has been the trend, I will do this post in two parts, so stay tuned!

What an incredible transformation!!!

What an incredible transformation!!!

I would have to agree with the prince.

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1 Response to The Transformation

  1. Linda Podietz says:

    I should have taken a closer look at those bags you made, Emmy… How did you learn to do that???
    Very cool stuff….

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