Just finished looking at some amazing photos on Facebook from Mission Navigation! It’s SO exciting to see OUR boat coming together! I’ve listed a few of their posts below and attached some of their pictures!
May 26th -
The curved cutout shape shows the shape of the raised portion of the cargo holds which also double as seats. The side deck shape is designed to leave a consistent deck space when the seats and gunwale planking are built.
We begin fitting the deck planking on the starboard side.
June 6th -
The foredeck glued in and the side deck sort of flopped down for illustrative purposes.
June 16th -
Building the port side deck pieces today, I discovered that our boat is remarkably symmetrical. In fact it is better than most professionally built boats I have worked on. By my reckoning, there have been 3 professional boat builders (4 counting Josiah who is not a pro, but has worked with me LOTS on these boats). All the other builders have been “civilians” from some other field. That shows what a labor of love can do. Thank you to all the helpers we have had so far! – RV