Sunday, April 18, 2010

Not much, but a little woodworking.

Not much time for boat work. Kids, house renovations and "pays-the-bills-work" have me plenty busy this spring, And will keep me busy for the 1. half of the summer too. But today, I just had to go out in the shop to cut some wood. Not much, but at least I have the feeling that I'm actually working on this thing.

Last fall, I took the liberty to round the cross member for the 1. frames. In all logic, this looks more correct and craftsman's like. But, its been haunting me, will the judges see it? Well, now it's done, back to the original, even though it don't look right.

My "improved look":


Original design:

2 comments:

Axel said...

I understand you yery well. I have had the same problems/questions.
1980 I was a student and in my holliday I rent a RIVA Aquarama in Cannes for a half day. It was very expencive for me but I don´t forget it in my live.
Last year a dealer in Germany sell a Arcangeli Super Jolly, it´s the same like a RIVA Florida. Arcangeli was a Builder from RIVA in the 50th.
I buy this boat and now a am a old man, but a lucky boy.

Greatings from Germany
Axel

If you want you can see the pictures:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/42918445@N08/3950858370/

Bjorn B. said...

Axel:

Very nice boat. Next time I'm back in Norway, I'll take a side-trip to see you in Germany.

Happy boating summer.

Bjorn.