Pylasteki is a 1961 Pearson Triton sailboat. She is one of my personal project boats... I am rebuilding her as a blue water cruiser.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

I'm not dead! (Yet.)

Sad to say, the last few months have had me working on Noel. I'm getting ready to build a work shop beside Noel, so that will slow down the short term progress... but speed up everything once built. Right now I am without a work bench once again.

I'm plotting an evil plan to take a week off for another great grinder war of 2010. (One a year, isn't quite enough... twice still isn't enough...)

I've piddled a bit on Pylasteki. Pulled some putty on her top sides, and cleaned up a few things... but by and large she hasn't had the attention she needs. For the first time since May, I felt a cool breeze yesterday... so the time is coming!

I have my divinycell blanks laid up... but do need to order a sheet of 3/8ths (or more accurately, run a sheet of 1/2 inch through a planer...) and recore the top of the cabin and lower dog house.

I have some grinding work to do inside her bilge, to get rid of some of the cracked resin that was poured in to smooth out the area.

My evil plan for a fast cockpit design didn't thresh out... the tiller and rudder shaft height dictate the need for the widening cockpit that tritons have. If the tiller came across the stern, one could put a cockpit like you see on boats with stern hung rudders, it doesn't. Moments that make me say, duh.

I also snagged some stainless shaft and plate to play with (scraps) to see if my tig has the guts to build a rudder.

So, Pylasteki will have a foam cored cockpit that looks quite original, it just will have straight sides and not flex and squeak under foot.

Somewhere along the way I got engaged, so times they are, a changing.