Sunday, February 17, 2008

Better than Perfection

I though I'd gotten a reprieve from the boat-building when Alan and Paul gave me the day off Saturday. I got in an early 5 mile run then a 25 mile paddle on the lake. It felt really good, the Chi-running technique is really coming along.

But my reprieve was only for the day. Here I am finishing the 1st coat of primer in the cockpit at 2am (the guys were up much later). The dogs were nice enough to let me sleep in till 7am (they and I are usually up at 5am), then I finished the 2nd coat. All epoxy sanding and priming has to be completed by the end of the day.

This sanding and finish work is so hard. I now understand why most boats are built in fiberglass from molds, eliminating all that extra work. I'm also finally starting to appreciate some of the flaws we have. For awhile every nick, and hole not completely filled and sanded flat, totally drive me crazy. But I'm getting over it. I'm really liking the fact that our boat will look like a home-made boat; made with weeks and months of hard work, love, and laughter shared among the three of us. So much better then prefection.


Capt'n "O" Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

The "boat" (to be named later)has just increased in value...


Kristen said...

There's always more to building a boat than just building a boat - relationships.

mirage19 said...

Looking forward to the big move Saturday; should be a piece of cake.

I’ll bring my sky hook and board stretcher just in case ; )