I haven’t posted for almost 6 weeks. I have worked on Alice Gale during this time frame but much more time was spent on a slide show for my Dad’s 80th birthday party and the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. I had a great time with family and friends during the past weeks and I couldn’t be happier. My dad’s party was a great success and holiday meals with friends and family where outstanding. I also got a little ski holiday in between Christmas and New Years. Mammoth Mountain was in excellent condition with over 100 inches of snow on the ground.
Back to Alice Gale. I finished basic work on my trailer modifications. I ordered some custom sized u-bolts to replace the four stressed bolts in use. I still need to wire the trailer for lights, but I will wait until I have Alice Gale already on the trailer. It’s time now to work on the boat again after what has felt like a long lay off.
I ordered the majority of my final hardware items from Classic Marine. These parts came in during the holidays. The workmanship and quality of these parts are remarkable. While expensive, each part is a work of art.
I have completed work on my tiller, while also working on the rudder.
You can also see that I have installed the 4HP Mercury outboard. Here is the motor mount prior to installation.