Chapter 79

Final preparations for Rebecca’s Launch

By now I was working to my limit. The boat was coming along well and when there were problems I engaged someone to do the job. There is never a shortage of labour for hire on a boat building site when owner builders find out they are over spending.

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Chapter 76

Major Milestone: rolling the hull and melting three tons of scrap lead to place the permanent ballast.

When all of the fabrication was done, the hull and fittings were grit blasted to a class 2 ½ finish and coated with Dinet 5 Inorganic Zinc Silicate inside and outside while everything was upside down. Then the deck plates could be welded in place and the hull effectively sealed getting it prepared for another mile-stone…rolling the hull.

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