Saturday, April 27, 2013

Table is done ...

... next.

Actually, as is usually the case, several other projects were and are in progress along with the table build, so it is more like "keep going" then it is "next". Deb was creating us a new sail cover and I am still working on filling the void under the starboard side staysail winch so it can be remounted. The incessant spring rains, while much appreciated for bringing the drought to an end and filling the lake to overflowing, have also forced my attention to more mundane maintenance matters. My boat leaks and that is just bugging the snot out of me. Bedding ports and hatches now share the top of the list with getting the winch back on.

With new cushions, a new seat at the nav table, LED lights, ports polished, and now the table build complete, Kintala's salon is a completely different living space than when we first bought her to the lake. In a way that seems unique to boats this has become "our" space. Enjoying an almost pathological attachment to their vessels is something sailors talk about all the time. I'm not there yet. Kintala is still mostly a project to me, a means to an end, a way to live on the water and travel, and a chance to give action to the feeling in my heart that ours is a deeply ill society that needs to find some new priorities and a new way to look at the world. The list of projects needing done before we head to big water is daunting. The list of smaller projects that just need attention is infinite. But I admit, being on our boat, particularly when she is off the dock and free to roam, is to be in a good place.


In addition to finishing the table the engine has been run and all fluids checked, there is water on the boat, and the sails have been mounted. Getting off the dock is also at the top of the list of things to get done.


5 comments:

Latitude 43 said...

Nice work!

Deb said...

Thanks. My goal is to, someday, get the boat working as good as it looks.

Robert Salnick said...

Well done!

The legs are really elegant.

Now you just need to eat off of it at anchor...

bob
s/v Eolian
Seattle

Jeff Lovett said...

Nice woodworking. Really like efficiency of having table/storage mounted on the bulkhead. I look forward to seeing more of your projects.

TJ said...

Thanks Jeff, it came out much better than I thought it would.