Building a boat is a long term proposition, as is cleaning up a basement that hasn’t seen organizational efforts in some time. Day two in this build was spent doing more cleanup. I had to create more “away” spaces, today mostly focusing on camping/boating gear such as a tent and propane cooking burners. We’ve lived in our house for 32 years, which is plenty of time for the collection of equipment that is long past its prime. I found panniers for a bike my wife had before we met, more than 35 years ago, complete with rips and missing mounting brackets. Those were tossed and the remaining items were given an inventory and cleanup. This will free up some space in that file cabinet in the garage, which will let me pull it out and give it away. I really need the space to fit the boat in the garage. I’ll also need to clear out space elsewhere in the house for that mini-freezer.
This is a very slow task.
I also gave this boat a name as I just couldn’t pronounce the name of the design, Guiclémanac’h. My last boat was called Shambala. Think Shangrila, a perfect Kingdom. This inspired the name for this boat build, Sukha, which means happiness or bliss. This name fits my plans for this boat perfectly.
As to the actual boat build, I’ll lay out the stations on the building form. I hope to get some plywood so I can cut out the first parts, maybe within the next few days.
I hope, though I am filling in for a few days at work.
Meanwhile, it’s time to take another look at this boat, Sukha.