Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Construction, September 16, 2009.

Summer is rapidly winding down here. When I drove up to see the scow construction tonight, the setting sun was just 5 degrees above the horizon and I arrrived back in Drumheller in the dusk. So not much time for Perry to work on the scow in the evenings now and even less so as the days progress. He has finished putting on the tarred cloth-like material on the bottoms of each floatation chamber and is now in the process of sealing all the seams, staple heads, etc with a black rubberized sealant. He tried some yesterday and it dries with the consistency of cold tar. Other priorities now arise so my updates here may be a bit sporadic over the next 2 weeks. We are hoping to flip the floatation boxes over in early October. Then is the weather holds we can maybe do the foaming work, decking, measure and precut side planking, add tiller supports, and walls and framing for the large tent.

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