First time in the water.

Here’s Betty’s first time in the water. I named the boat after my Greyhound that passed away last summer. That’s why I broke a dog biscuit on the bow instead of champagne. I hope to get some better pictures of it sailing over the July 4 weekend. Enjoy these for now.

Biscuit break

First sail 1

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Almost Done

Looks like I’m getting to the end of my boat building. I think I will be sailing next Saturday.

Swifty 14

Swifty 14 Shell Boats

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Wood veneer done

I got all of the wood veneer done. Next I have to epoxy the deck and then varnish. Also all of the electronics are done the motor is whisper quiet.

Wood work done

Wood work done

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Half a deck

I got half of the deck done today. Thank for your help Greg it turned out perfect.

Half deck

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Old new trailer

I picked up a old trailer from a ad on Craigslist. I then spent the day sanding off the rust and painting it with Rustoleum truck bed liner.  I cut off the 1 7/8 tongue and replaced it with a 2 inch  tongue  so I don’t have to change out my hitch ball. I updated all the wires and replaced the lights with LED’s.

Trailer

Boat and trailer

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Mast

The mast and deck installed.

Mast

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Inside paint

Here is the inside new paint and the deck installed.

Paint inside

Paint and deck

 

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Motor seats and more

Got a bunch done today. I finished installing the seats. My Dad worked on a floor that I will post we he finishes. And I got the motor wired and installed.

Motor

Seats

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New Paint

Here is the new paint. Drying better than the last time.

New paint

More new paint

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Paint strip

I decided to remove the Pettit Easypoxy paint from the bottom of my boat. The paint just didn’t cure so off it must go.

paint strip

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