Turkey eating done … back to boat building

Another Sage 17, ‘fresh’ from the fiberglass shop, came into the shop today.

Another Sage 17 is ready for assembly.

Another Sage 17 is ready for assembly.

Matt has put together a system using the shop’s gantry where unloading a boat is a one person job.  First the deck is lifted off and put on the building cart.

The deck on the building cradle.

Sage 17 deck on building cart prior to openings being cut and hardware installed.

Next the hull is lifted off the trailer and put on its building cart.

Matt lists the hull off the trailer.

Matt lists the hull off the trailer.

the hull on the building cradle.  the cart is heeled so it is easy to move the boat around the shop.

Hull on the building cradle. The cart is wheeled for easy movement around the shop.

Inside the hull are the cockpit locker lids, companionway slider hatch, and the forward hatch.

inside of the hull after the deck is taken off.  note the under-cockpit bulkheads and stringers.

Inside the hull after the deck has been removed. Besides the hatches, note the under-cockpit bulkheads and stringers.

Once the boat is unloaded Matt will check the components to confirm all meet specifications.  Next comes cutting out the portlight, companionway, cockpit locker and forward hatch openings.

Dave unpacked the latest shipments of boat parts from JOWoodworks, Harken,

and Island Nautical.  The rudders will be varnished over the next week (details on this process will be covered in a later post), the Harken hardware will be placed on the parts table (pictured below) for Matt to install, and the shrouds and halyards from Island Nautical are stored until the next boat is rigged.

Parts table

Foreground is the parts table (mostly deck hardware). in the background on the shelves are boxes of fasteners (bolts and nuts). Above the fasteners are masts and booms.

rudders and tiller received from JO Woodworks.

Rudders and tillers received from JO Woodworks.

Harken hardware.

Harken hardware.

shrouds and halyards from Island Nautical.

Shrouds (the wires) and halyards (the ropes/lines) arrive from Island Nautical.

Other activities this Monday include answering the emails received over the long holiday weekend, ordering more stainless steel for the transom mast crutches, taking pictures of a completed Sage 17’s interior for a perspective owner, and ordering another set of cabin v-berth cushions.

– Dave

2 thoughts on “Turkey eating done … back to boat building

  1. John Farnham says:

    The blog is a great idea, Dave. For owners it’s very helpful to be able to collect websites for the various OEM suppliers. Just in case. How about some more pics of the OB motor trailer bracket? Can the bracket and motor be locked securely?
    John
    Nature’s Girl, S 17-23

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