The Flyer is ready for the Engine!
Today marked a major milestone in the production of the Flyer. She has been fully primed inside and below the waterline and has been up-righted in preparation for its power source, a Phantom Four - 45 (1939 edition). Be sure to watch the video on Vimeo. Mike trucked the engine from Havasu and supervised its placement in the engine compartment. The fit was perfect. Mike and Jeff are on their way to Detroit to collect the remaining hardware and will return next weekend. The next step will be removal of excess mahogany at the top chine in preparation for placement of the final layer on the hull's topside. As you will see in the slideshow and video, the result so far has been rewarding.