It’s been a while since I’ve posted (I know, I say that a lot!), but I’ve been having a bit of a medical mystery going on, which has slowed me down. Originally, it was either an allergic reaction, or something that mimicked an allergic reaction, but it apparently became a bit of a neurological issue. Basically, imagine half of your skin itching like crazy! We seem to have it under control at this point, and it feels like it’s going away, which will be great, because Clarity is just outside my window at work, and I’m looking forward to getting down to business and preparing for the 2014 Everglades Challenge! My main fear is that sanding residue or chemical fumes will reignite the itching, so I’ve been waiting to see if we really get it taken care of. In the meantime, I’m working on leeboard designs, and shallow keel designs for the amas (I’ll be using one or the other, not both). I’m 95% sure that I’ll be installing the flat deck, but there is still the 5% that wants me to build a minimalistic 1 person cabin on the boat (the weight would be about the same either way).
Any thoughts regarding the leeboard/keel choice, and/or the deck/cabin conundrum, are welcome indeed!