Thursday, July 2, 2015

Progress on the BOAT Turning!

When building a barn in the good old days, there was always that barn raising day. Well, it's soon turn over the boat day and work on the inside of the boat as the outside is done. But it's not an easy task to lift a heavy over 200 pound boat by hand. So, my engineer husband has devised a frame with straps and pulleys to make this possible. In the meantime, he has taken over the entire garage and both our cars are parked outside in the 108 degree temps for a short time. Hope they don't melt. Our garage is air conditioned which is necessary here in the summer..

First comes the designing, then buying the lumber to create the frame.
Next cutting the lumber and putting it together in the other half of the garage!
This is the rough draft of what it will look like without the boat inside it.
Computer drafting shows the boat and straps with pulleys making the turnover.
Half finished, it's coming along––maybe by July 4th!!!! We'll celebrate...


  1. I love this update as I have been amazed that he is building this boat all by himself! WHat a celebration it will be when it goes into the water!!

  2. That husband of yours is amazing. I can't wait to see it all done.

  3. Boat turning- that's a new one for me. Exciting!

  4. What fun to experiment with something new!