Sunday, January 07, 2007
Building Boats on the Other Side of our Studio
From time to time, I post photos of my DH's projects. We share a small studio in which we both work. Space is tight, but amazingly, we can both work at the same time in the same space -- it's kinda cozy.
He would LOVE to own a huge working boat - but remember, we are in the western part of Nebraska. Even the bass boat is seldom used because of drought conditions.
So, this is what he does while I am quilting. Instead of actually HAVING a real boat, he builds them, to scale. This particular project has over 300 hours in it. It's built from scratch, no kit, and he had to purchase the full plans from a boat building firm in St. Michaels, Maryland. He was also required to sign a waiver that he would not actually build a REAL boat. When the plans arrived, some of them were for a 52 ft. foot, and some were for a 56 ft. boat, so additional calculations had to be worked out. It's getting close to being finished.