Shot #1 is taken from the bow. The guy working on the boat is sitting inside the bow storage compartment. On the left side of the hull you can see the where the three rod tubes will be installed. He's installing a tube on the right. His feet are down inside the trolling motor battery compartment. A bank of three batteries sits down there-- out of the way and low center of gravity. You can see some of the stringer system in the hull. Interior of the storage compartment is a very light gray. Also of interest, the hull next to mine on the left shows the seacocks and through hulls in the stern for the livewell plumbing. In the background you can see the deck of a 24 waiting for installation. Could be mine?
|Installation of the bow storage into the hull|
|Freshwater and fuel tanks|
|Bilge from the stern|
Shot #4 shows the hull. Not a great photo, but it's blue! You can just see a bit of white peaking out at the stern where the engine bracket overhangs the running surface. You can see how they move the boats around on dollys. Sitting on the ground is the Power Pole, still in box.
It's very excited to see the boat coming together. The build process makes the anticipation even greater.
The closer we get to delivery, the longer the remaining wait seems. Time compresses and shifts. All in the buildup to our delivery in April and the spring run of striped bass.