I've decided to forget about fixing up the old farm and build a small sailboat so Debbie and I can sail around the world.
Here are a few progress pics:
Actually, yesterday I was visiting clients near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and after lunch took a little drive down to the shipyard where a major refit is underway on the 1960's-built Grand Banks schooner replica "Bluenose II", one of our national treasures.
The new ribs are laminated from angelique, a tropical hardwood sourced in Suriname and French Guiana. They had a massive jig floor laid out in one of the big sheds and were using the West System epoxy.
It was a fine, sunny, dead-calm day, so crews were at work on a giant 200 x 100' Coverall where the re-building will soon begin.
There will be regular tours of the site once they get going, as well as a webcam.
You can check out some videos here:
Rob Keeble, I think you sailed on Bluenose in 2009 (?) You should plan another trip next summer and we'll go check out their progress.