Another Sage 17, ‘fresh’ from the fiberglass shop, came into the shop today.
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.
Next the hull is lifted off the trailer and put on its building cart.
Inside the hull are the cockpit locker lids, companionway slider hatch, and the forward hatch.
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.
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.
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.