Not much of boat update, really — but here’s a picture of the boat. If you look closely, you can see that this fairing is complete. I used a belt sander to remove all the sharp edges and took a piece of plywood to make sure it would lie flat on the frame. Quite a laborious process.

It usually went like this: Sand a little, check with the plywood, sand a little more, check with the plywood, sand a little more, check with the plywood, sand a little more, check with the plywood, and then say “Ah, that’s close enough.”

I’m leaving for Maine on Monday, so I won’t be working on the boat until my return in early August. I plan on getting all the plywood attached to the bottom and sides before my semester begins in late August. After that, I’ll coat the bottom with fiberglass and I’ll be ready flip her. But, I’m getting a little ahead of myself. It’s about the journey, not the destination.

I plan on doing more Maine-blogging this year. Let’s see what happens.