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raised aft deck beams are now in place....
the aft cabin.
really is simpler to install the tanks and engine BEFORE the
frames are up........
looking aft. Very pretty fuel tanks. I don't see the engine yet
either..... By the way, I'm just joking. I've hired a boom truck
to drop in an engine myself. Seems to me it was about $200 to
have the guy show, pick up the engine, and drop it through a
hole in the roof....
They're doing a great job of it here, and these
photos show us that wood is STILL a popular material for home
builders. It's advantages are it is easy to work, clean, fairly
quiet, and pleasant to work, and, it's readily available and can
be bought in small quantities at any lumberyard. It's feasible
to build the boat from "pay check to pay check." And,
it really doesn't require a great deal of carpenter skills to
build this type of boat.
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