Monday, October 4, 2010
The master plan is underway!
Okay, so a very busy weekend was had at the Dockyard. The 25-foot Launch keel shaping is nearly complete and the frame blocks are almost all in place on the molds. Several visitors kept me busy on Saturday, coming out to look at the place and see all that's taking shape. That would be awesome if I weren't neck deep in flying woodchips - for cripes sake people call ahead! We also managed to complete the plan for shifting Monomoys 2 and 3 into position behind the Framing Bay along the fence line, where the ground levels off.
The website has been updated. Note the lack of enthusiasm. It has SOME of the planned bells and whistles but it's not as great as it will be (I am told). First, I can understand that the timeline for launch was pushed up a week. But come on, the text isnt even the same size from page to page. Attention to detail! Oh well, it is better than it was. I have to pick on the web guy, its in my job description under paragraph eh hem yeah.
A fundraising drive is underway to raise money for the transport and housing of Monomoys 2 and 3. If you're a fan of NHS and like seeing what we do, help us get these two beautiful boats to Norfolk so we can start their restoration! Go to http://www.navalheritage.org/ and click on the DONATE NOW button to donate via credit or debit card via PayPal. Do it just so the web guy has to go back and update that lame thermometer graphic "every day". Make the blaggard work! I'm personally going to keep pitching in $5 and $10 just to make him have to keep going back.
I'm horrible, I know.
But in all seriousness, our goal is to raise $3,000 - and we already have a matching funds donor, so every dollar we recieve is DOUBLED. Help us get there by November 1 and keep the program on track to re-launch these beautiful boats next spring!