finish the boat already....

Tang; patiently waiting for me to finish this boat.


Groovy : "cool", "excellent", "fashionable", or "amazing"

So one of the tricks to arriving at a fair hull involves applying a thin layer of microbaloons and epoxy over the entire surface and then hand sanding all 44 ft. of this boat with a "long board".  By applying this layer with a grooved spreader, the resulting surface can then be sanded so that just the tips of the grooves need to be knocked down.   One day, once I decide its time to stop sanding, I'll go over the entire surface with a sheet rock blade filling in the remaining groove recesses.

here's a photo looking up towards the port side gunwale

The grooved spreader produces an approximate 3/16 inch deep pattern 

another photo showing the portion of the hull just above the port side center board slot

Here's the notched spreader that I am using to create the surface to be sanded. The sanding board is made from a 4ft long piece of western cedar covered with 24 grit sand paper.

Groovy (or, less common, "Groovie") is a slang colloquialism popular during the 1960s and 1970s, springing out of African American culture. It is roughly synonymous with words such as "cool", "excellent", "fashionable", or "amazing", depending on context.
The word originated in the jazz culture of the 1920s, in which it referred to the groove of a piece of music[1] and the response felt by its listeners. It is a reference to the physical groove of a record in which the pick-up needle runs. It first appeared in print in Really the Blues, the 1946 autobiography of the jazz saxophonist, Mezz Mezzrow.[2] The term in its original usage had largely vanished from everyday use by 1980.[3]
Starting in the mid-1960s, variations of the word "Groovy" were used in the titles of several popular songs:

The cover of the original 1965 release of the single "The Sound of Silence", backed with "We've Got a Groovey Thing Goin'."