Thursday, August 30, 2007
Word on the street is that a shipment of marine plywood parts, epoxy, and other materials is presently on its way from Annapolis, MD to a small "boat shop" in the Heart of Dixie. This will be just another step in a long journey for this boat-to-be. From trees grown in Guinea and other spots on western coastal Africa, marine-grade plywood was milled in France to quality standards set by Lloyd's of London, then shipped to a company on America's east coast. There, the plywood was cut by a huge, new computer-controlled machine to precise specifications. The collection of oddly shaped parts was then packaged up and loaded on a plane which is now on its way to Helena, Alabama, just south of Birmingham. Continue reading to see what happens next!