I thought I would be at a point this weekend to try the boat in the water, minus paint. I didn’t quite get there, and the paint did not arrive… I worked on the rigger and sliding seat again this weekend and built the top hatch. I still need to fiberglass the hatch and cut the rigger mounts. I also cut the access ports for additional storage during the row.
If you have not already seen it, the Current Argus newspaper in Carlsbad, New Mexico wrote a front page sports article about the row. You can view it here Current Argus. Now that the boat is nearing completion, I will reach back out to the media here in Chicago who showed interest in doing stories.