We knew we'd be in the NW Maritime Center. And we knew that our base jig would be set up for us.
That's about it.
We arrived at 8:00AM ready to go. We found our jig and discovered there were 6 boats to be built in the NWMC for the next 2 weeks.
We also got the plans printed out on large plotter paper. Our hull number was 284, hence the name of the blog.
We were under the tutelage of:
- Howard Rice - Experienced small boat sailor
- John Welsford - The designer of the Scamp and small boat builder.
- Scott Jones - the master builder at The NW School of Wooden Boat Building.
I had met Howard a couple years before; I remembered him. He shook his head like he remembered me from that short conversation.
These were the people with whom we'd spend the next 2 weeks.
- Peter; Texas
- Vinny; Cape Cod, MA
- Sergei and his son, OR
- Melissa; local Port Townsend
- John; Wyoming
- Joe; CA
We had a quick meet & greet, but everyone was excited to start the build. The first day, we were fiberglassing up some pieces.
We also talked a bit about safety in the shop. Important.
|Dad in front of our jig|
|Dad and Quincy glassing up part of the centerboard trunk.|
|The hull is on the jig and epoxied|
I resolved to take a picture each day from the same perspective in the hope that I could build a time lapse. I have all those pictures, we'll see if I can get the time lapse done.
For lunch that day, Quincy and I walked over to the local thai joint and had good food, but we should have gotten the special. Dad had peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. Howard and John had some chalk talks during lunch time. In the coming days, we'd get into a nice routine of sandwiches looking out over the PT harbor.