|From Max Wawrzyniak
It is 8 weeks and 3 days since starting construction on the AF3
and there has been zero progress since 7 weeks and 2 days, due to cold
temps. It's supposed to be 10 degrees F tonight. Not fit for
man nor beast (nor epoxy, latex, or P. L. Premium)
Am attaching a photo taken at exactly 6 weeks from "first
cut." These Michalak boats go together fast if you aint too
worried about a "yacht" finish. Personally, I like the
wood-grain texture of the BC pine plywood showing through the exterior
house latex paint. Someone went to great expense to mold that same
pattern into the vinyl siding on my house!
By the way, you'll notice that dark-looking wood comprising the
"lazarette" hatch coaming. That aint no special tropical
hardwood. That's the 42-year-old pine boards that used to be the
bedroom closet shelves, before my wife made me replace them with those
fancy wire-grid shelves. Then I suggested I do the hall closet
with Melamine. After seeing that, she wanted me to re-do the
bedroom closets with Melamine! I drew the line there, as I could
not think of a way to incorporate the wire shelves into the boat!
Anyway, I plan to have the boat at the Midwest Messabout in June.
Will probably do "capsize tests" (possibly unintentional)