I thought I should take a minute to give an update of how the boat shop is shaping up as we roll into 2019. We have consolidated about 75% of our belongings and assets into 1/3 of the 6000 square foot space we are now calling home.
In the North East corner of building 5-5 at 101 Bay Beach Rd. we have a 20x30 hand tool area for meeting and teaching. This is the “shavings” area where there will be very little dust made by power tools. The entire space has a ton of potential and we have a great team working on the design and layout of flooring, light fixtures, and etc.. A big shout out to Steve Srubas for our master plan which includes gorgeous 14’ windows that will be installed in 2019. We are looking forward to sharing our space for the first year with South Bay as they need a temporary home for their new boat dealerships and ships store. Its a good fit, and we look forward to the shared traffic that all our endeavors will create.
We still have 5 boats that are in storage that need to be finished and sold once our 25’ Heir Island Lobster boat is moved out for paint in March. All of this is happening in a 30x40 room in the back corner for housing our long term boat builds and machinery. Our Saw Stop Table Saw should be installed in the first couple of months of 2019, and Uni-Strut will line the west wall to help us clear up floor space for more machines and cleaner and safer workspace.
We are still in need of 4-5 stationary tools to be a fully functional production wood shop. We are looking at 8-12” Jointer, 20” Throated Bandsaw, 15-20” Surface Planer, and a large capacity Cyclone Dust Collector with the lowest decibel level possible. The machine room has metal walls, and we are doing what we can to cut down on the noise level inside the room.