Our amazing crew has been working hard these last few months on the construction of Casa Bianca, so when Javier asked if he could launch one of the boats for a relaxing fishing time the answer was “Of course!”
Captain Alex and Mate Wilson of the Harvester found some nice Yellowfin Tunas just a few miles off of the beach. Alexander, Grevan, and Marino were happy to have these filets on ice.
Then, they spotted a large macha of porpoises a little bit further offshore. A funny thing happened on the way to the porpoise pod.
A 400+lbs. Blue Marlin caught up with a single lure that Captain Alex left in the water while in transit, and struck it while the Harvester was clipping along at 20 knots!
That is a new level of high-speed trolling! Safely battled by Foreman Dieter and released by Mate Wilson, this release is now part of the Harvester‘s untouchable legacy.
Lots of great progress this week on the new construction of Casa Bianca.
All of the window headers and door lentils have been framed and are currently being poured.
Once these are solid we will proceed to build the roof. Here is the sketch:
If you’ve been staying up-to-date on this build, then you know that we have a second crew set up in the boat shop sanding and preparing the wood for the roof. Check out this video for a walk-through of the wood shop.
What a week it’s been! The team was on a high after finishing the second story slab, and took the weekend to recuperate.
They were ready to start stacking blocks for the second story on Monday, but a fluke rainstorm forced them off the ladders. The crew showed their ‘never surrender’ attitude by going down below to get a jump start on spackeling the interior walls.
Speaking of work that can be done rain-or-shine, check out the rehabilitation done on the main office by Yoseph Castellon and Alex Hernandez.
It is safe to say that this wood has never been sanded this deeply in the last 20 years.
Great work by these concierge-turned-woodsmiths!
They also put the finishing touches on Casa Tranquilo.
Once the weather cleared up, the whole crew got back to Casa Bianca and started piling up the second story of the house.
Captain William is leading the charge with his classic can-do attitude.
Just like on the first floor we are splitting the walls to prevent potential earthquake damage.
On June 9 we took a special break at lunch to celebrate Javier’s birthday with the whole crew. Javier’s son Dario came by to share in the party.
After the party, Javier showed the boys his technique for pouring window headers and door lentils.
The team has followed his lead and kept on battling up and down the ladder to complete this second story.
We have heard from an engineer friend in San Jose who has been watching this project that in his opinion we are working at double the normal pace for this kind of project.