First Deadline Missed
On my January 1st post Affirmations and Aspirations, I said I hoped that by the end of January we would have the lower hulls glassed, faired, and turned, but that’s not to be.
As mentioned in my Making a Living in the Wake of the Pelican Disaster, we had to jump through some extra hoops to get our plywood selection signed-off on by USCG Marine Safey Center and that set us back a couple of weeks.
We spent those weeks making rudders and crossbeams, but since those aren’t parts we planned to work on until April, it’s hard to say how far ahead or behind we are at this point.
Either way, the boat is now in two distinct sections, which makes figuring out how to deploy more hands and backs easier, which means the Montauk Catamaran Company is hiring again – 2-4 more workers to get things moving along.
It’s probably too early to expect Karl Rove to hold himself accountable, or even give an update (he’s a conservative, and conservatives believe in accountability, don’t you know), but I expect at least a few of his chickens will have come home to roost by the time Mon Tiki is launched.
Also unknown is how many jobs Karl Rove has created. But I shouldn’t be so smug. I have a car commute for the first time in my life, and not a short one. That blunts the edges of my patriotic pride.