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Archive for May, 2012
Posted by rjd | May 31, 2012 @ 10:29 PM | 2,345 Views
I was determined to show my wife that the boat "fits in" with our decor and would hardly be noticeable.

She didn't agree...
Posted by rjd | May 31, 2012 @ 12:48 AM | 2,251 Views
I have a dream that some day soon, I will be able to park may car back in the garage... I hope my dream becomes a reality before the next rainy season ;-)

Pending a possible hand rail, I completed the main house. The final details included windows (which can't be seen on the pictures), and the brass bars on the skylight/hatch.

Over the weekend, I painted the hull. It is very difficult to capture the colors in with my cell phone camera. The top is Forest Green Pearl, the bottom is Wild Berry Red Mica. I elected to use Matrix automotive paint with SprayMax Clear Coat.
Posted by rjd | May 21, 2012 @ 12:06 AM | 3,022 Views
The third coat of varnish is dry to the touch. The door and cabinets are installed; however the roof and hatch are just sitting on the house for the pictures. I still need to install "glass" and a few other details.
Posted by rjd | May 17, 2012 @ 11:43 PM | 2,715 Views
The first coat of Spar varnish has been applied. Hopefully I won't need as many coats as I put on the deck.
Posted by rjd | May 16, 2012 @ 11:08 PM | 2,931 Views
I just finished making a roof and hatch for the Main house.

Should it be open, closed, or agar?
Posted by rjd | May 14, 2012 @ 12:07 AM | 2,611 Views
Main house... More details.
Posted by rjd | May 08, 2012 @ 11:35 PM | 2,662 Views
The Main Deck House required some significant modifications in order to fit on the curved deck and hide the joints I chose to make it fit by rebuilding the front section and masking the joints with trim.
Posted by rjd | May 03, 2012 @ 11:09 PM | 3,183 Views
Doors, Floors... Most pieces will be glued after I have an opportunity to seal and maybe varnish the house.
Posted by rjd | May 03, 2012 @ 12:46 AM | 2,915 Views
Tonight... Cabinet Doors.