Saturday, February 4, 2017
Rub Rails and Cap Rails
The local organic farmer and his wife stopped by. She's from the village and he's been farming now for seven years. They ship their produce to restaurants as far away as Tokyo.
Just a detail shot of the bench seats. Still have to plug the fastenings.
Hung the rub rails on the boat, called koberi.
The lower rub rail gets bedded in silicon, which covers all the nail heads for the plank fastenings.
Then the cap rails. I had two gorgeous, wide hinoki planks for them.
The bench seat tops installed. They are removeable and provide storage underneath for life preservers.
The little curved piece at the ends covers the transom fastenings.
The company owner took me out to lunch at his country club.
Golf with a panoramic view of the Inland Sea.
Look closely here and see the volume of ship traffic. Its amazing to see how many large ships are navigating those straits at all times. The Inland Sea would be a gorgeous cruising ground but you would want to have your wits about you, given the large vessels you are sharing it with.
I need to put the rub rails on the bottom tomorrow, so I had to get rid of my horses. I gave the boat legs to stand on, doubling them up for safety. The boat is still on the main beam at the center, but resting on the planking now.
The final push its been long days, and I pedal home from work at sunset.