A new mast step

New mast step

A throwback in the age of COVID - remembering the installation of Ariadne’s mast step two summers ago. I’m feeling optimism that progress will resume!

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Remote (boat) work

Old forefoot

When you are restoring a boat in another state, you do whatever you can to optimize the time that you have at the boat - which means making as many parts as you can remotely then installing them in situ.

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Senate financing

Senate cash

Everyone knows that money is the lifeblood of politics, and that those with more of it have a bigger influence on our national political economy than those who don’t. But how are our representatives doing? Who is bankrolling their campaigns? I build a webapp, from soup to nuts, to find out.

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Planking ends

Plank ends

In order to access the forefoot, we had to remove eight courses of planking at their leading edges - where the forwardmost points of the planks attach to the spine of the boat. Here, we splice and install new mahogany to replace these key bits.

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