Our week in review: Workspace set up, deck gear & social media!
We continued this week with the task of insulating our workspace. It has been slow going as we have also been modifying some of the framing timber in preparation for lining the walls. On top of that we have also been working around various piles of materials and tools. This does slow things down a bit but on the positive side is helping us think about storage and workspace organisation.
I mentioned in the last blog post, CG580 Weekly Update #5, that I managed to rescue some deck hatches from the dumpster with the hope that, if needed, we could use a couple of them on our boat if they were in decent enough shape. I have actually been collecting various bits of boat gear for quite some time now... many years in fact. This week I re-discovered some brand new 200mm stainless steel mooring cleats I had picked up about 15 years ago. These should work well for the CG580 project.
I have been giving a little bit of thought to the question of social media and the role it might play in our Class Globe 5.80 project. There seems to be quite a variety of social media platforms and combinations of those platforms that builders could use to share their project journeys. Apart from the obvious benefits of class and builder awareness, there could be other positive outcomes from sharing the building journey. However, doing social media well takes time. Our CG580 project is a part time effort that we are fitting in around a busy family, social and work life. While maintaining a builders blog is a mandatory requirement for the CG580 class, even this has the potential to divert our building efforts and cause a bit of time use tension. Some of my effort this last week has been used to research the role of video in social media, in particular the topics of v-logging and Youtube. We might test the waters with a couple of videos and see how things go... a bit more research is needed though!
See our Project Hours blog post for and up to date overview of our build hours.
Husband & wife team building CG580 boat #71. Greg is a qualified professional boat builder, hobby musician & human potential advocate. Leanne is a retail business entrepreneur, kick ass soap maker & sourdough slave. We love adventure!