Our week in review: Project management documents, workspace set up, reclaimed building materials and meeting a spar maker.
This week I spent some time reviewing items listed in the Fit Out Document or FOD. I looked at just over 50 items and asked questions about suitability and noted any secondary or supporting products that need to be purchased in order to use or install the item. Fasteners were an obvious example of a secondary or supporting product. The list of machine screws, washers and nylock nuts is starting to grow.
We got back into the shed and continued the clean up and preparation for installing insulation. We are going the extra mile with installing insulation more for noise control than for keeping the heat in. Although temperatures in winter will drop to 4-5 deg, our detached garage with tin cladding is quite close to 2 sets of neighbours. We are doing what we can early to control noise!
I was able to rescue some building material that was destined for the rubbish bin. My day job is building boats and currently I am part of a team building a 60ft sport fisher. Last week we completed the hull, turned it over and began dismantling the frames and stringers used to build the hull. Much of the MDF framing ended up in the bin but I managed to salvage some of the pine used for temporary stringers. It needed to be de-nailed and cleaned up some, but 46LM/150FT of 40mm x 24mm furniture grade pine is nothing to be sneezed at. We will put it to use somewhere during the build and… free is good!
I also touched base with an industry colleague that I had not seen for several years. He is a spar maker, and after briefly discussing the CG580 project he has happily agreed to consult to us on building the rig for our boat. We are not fully committed yet to building the mast ourselves but we can at least now work through the pricing and logistics of building one ourselves.. This will put the option of purchasing one into perspective.
See out Project Hours blog post for an 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!