Back go work!!!!!: A lot has happened since my last journal entry. We are in the process of restoring the inside of our house (built in 1918) and I've spent the better part of several months with plastering and painting projects. In addition, my six-year-old HP computer finally gave up the ghost. It's been replaced, but in the interim my web service migrated to a different server and I've been working with them to upload and update.
Since bringing home the Can-Yak it has been stored in the shop beside the Dipper. It blocks the work area beside the Dipper, and needs to be stored somewhere else. I don't want to store it outside, so I've been looking for alternatives. I finally decided to hang it. Fortunately, when my friend George moved he left me a boat winch, pulleys, and a steel hanging frame. (We originally designed and fabricated this rig to hang his skiff.)
My first step was to mount the winch above on the front wall of the shop. This is a boat trailer winch bolted to the side of a welded 90 degree bracket. Above the winch is a pulley which is bolted to the rafters.
This is the welded frame that is attached to the winch cable. The boat is held up by straps that wrap around the bottom and are clipped to the frame.
My wife, who frequently provides adult supervision and photographic assistance, jokingly said that I could double the floor space in my shop by hanging everything (versus cleaning up and sorting)!! It's a guy thing.
Next: fairing and sanding the hull.