Hulls stacked outside, beams aligning

Flying a hull

Thomas (3 hr), Kevin (3 hr), Julian (2 hr), Scott (7 hr), Liam (0.5 hr) | Photos

Liam and I stapled clear plastic on the shelter and were very pleased with the resulting intermittent cascading rivulets. Having reinforced the rafters a bit with lashings, we all hoisted the starboard hull high. Then we carried the port hull out and placed it underneath the starboard one. The driveway is now quite the sight: the products of our hard labor are nicely on display!

Thomas did a great job on his homework. He cranked out a very solid looking dolphin striker from 1″ thick oak and a beautiful hatch that’s all tricked out with a double canoe icon glassed into the underside. We marveled at his bamboo pole sheathed in basalt sock and pretty much agreed that it would be righteously symbolic to combine grass and rock — trans-pacific elements from Asian forests and Hawaiian volcanoes — to form the power core of a Northwest explorer.

Dolphin strikerPort fore hatchBamboo basalt sock

Reveling in the abundant space in the garage, we set up saw horses so that Thomas and Julian could finish cleaning up the beam webs. Kevin created a stable mount for the chop saw and started zipping out compression struts. Scott measured up the placements of the struts and after all had departed, cut the 3 beams to fit aft, centrally, and forward.

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