TBSBP - Ep5: Ready for Finishing
Playlist: The BIG Sailboat Project • 22m
Sandra and Gina take a break for a week-long CYA cruise and learn course in Vancouver. The experience motivates them to get their boat in the water. On their return, they tackle fabricating the swim platform not included in the plans. All the skills they've acquired pay off in a beautiful, seamless addition to the transom. Next, they finish up the rounded cockpit coaming and attach the coaming plate. Then they add windows in the pilot house, fabricate port lights in the hull, and get creative with casting lead for the keel. The episode concludes with installing the shaft tube. Sandra and Gina now have a vessel ready for finishing.
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TBSBP - Ep8: Finishing 3 (HD)
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