Well, it has rained most of the day today, and the same for yesterday. I need to get back started on finishing the new boat. SOâ€¦ I went over to the Yamaha dealer and bought the motor. A nice new Yamaha 4 stroke 115hp outboard motor.
Itâ€™s been a long roadâ€¦ And it began with a drawing and a set of plans.
And this was then transferred from the plans to a basic male mold process.
First, you build a carport/boatport to build it under and build a set of strongbacks for the frame members to lay upon.
Then you build the frame on top of the strongbacks. And run battens along the length of the vessel.
And install a fake transom for framing.
Then you cover it with plastic and shrink wrap the plastic (with a hair dryer on â€œHOTâ€). And, begin placing the foam base for the male mold.
Then, you pick up 7 rolls of fibreglass and 2 drums of resin. You spend a day pre-cutting the glass to fit. You donâ€™t want to cut it while you are laying it with the resin. Then the next day you invite over 7 of your best friends (that you could prossibly lose) for a very hot and sticky good timeâ€¦
And now comes the hard partâ€¦. You move your whole dive operation 7 hours drive away to another cityâ€¦ Itâ€™s very necessary that you include this step, otherwise, you donâ€™t get a true feeling for the entire process of picking up this honking heavy boat and mold.
So, after welding together a new trailer from parts and mild steel. You mount it for a long ride to another city. And, this is what it looks like sitting in the back yard, waiting for the final processesâ€¦
Hopefully, I can finish it before the neighbors complain. Depending on rain (this is the rainforest), this should only take 4 more weeks of hard laborâ€¦
Other than that, building websites and trying to get this dive op back up and runningâ€¦
Iâ€™d rather be diving thoughâ€¦
If the boat building department here at Scuba Charters Headquarters can get this done in the next few weeksâ€¦ Iâ€™m thinking party and a pay raiseâ€¦ Iâ€™ll even double their pay (2 x 0 = $0)â€¦ All the employees here work so cheapâ€¦