"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

January 13, 2013

Jan. 12 – Boats to Build

“Days, precious days
Roll in and out like waves
I got boards to bend, I got planks to nail
I got charts to make, I got seas to sail

I'm gonna build me a boat with these two hands
She'll be a fair curve from a noble plan
Let the chips fall where they will
'Cause I've got boats to build”
(Jimmy Buffett)

I’m pretty sure Tom Sawyer didn’t have as much fun or build a boat as nice as the one Stan has been working on. Holidays and cold wet weather have slowed the progress on this little vessel, but now it’s almost finished. All it needs is a few more coats of varnish on the redwood trim, and a nice day so we can take it on its maiden voyage…I’ll let you know how that goes later.

A few pictures of the process
First coat of paint 
Almost ready for its maiden voyage

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