Monthly Archives: March 2012

Just workin’

Spent quite a bit of time today getting the boat leveled and secured in the upright position. Took some thinking but I came up with an easy solution – I cut 3 little blocks all the same height, and screwed … Continue reading

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Flipping Day!

What a great feeling to get her flipped over today! I’ve gotta thank my brother Bob, and my neighbors Mike and Ben for helping me. Of course we didn’t weigh her, we’re guessing less than 100 pounds right now. Mike … Continue reading

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New format

For some odd reason my posts have become out of date order.  I’ve had no luck correcting this, so I’ve changed the format of my site a bit to fix this. The site will now show a static front page, ( … Continue reading

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A visitor in the shop…

 This guy stopped by my shop the other day to check on the boat progress. Said something about – – “it’s hard to build an ugly wooden boat…”  but coming from him I’m not sure what to think. I’m pretty … Continue reading

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Surprising day

It was a surprising day for me. I got way more done than I ever thought I  would. I didn’t plan on it, but I got the centerboard slot cut. I didn’t set out to do it today, it just sorta … Continue reading

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More skeg action

I got about five hours in today on the boat. Worked on the skeg again. It’s pretty much roughed in now, I’d call it. I made a 1/4 plywood template – scribed and shaved, scribed and shaved until I got a … Continue reading

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Skeg

I worked on the skeg today. I have plenty of one inch thick  DF so I laminated a skeg blank. –Then, I’m thinking I’ll make a pattern from a piece of 1/4″ plywood, fit it to the rocker of the … Continue reading

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All trimmed up

I had a very productive weekend working on the boat. Spent about another six hours today. Got the bottom planking all trimmed up nice. Then epoxied little hardwood pegs (sounds better than toothpicks) in all the screw holes. Those will … Continue reading

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Planking done!

Could it be?  After those last few temporary screws went in the bottom, I realize the planking is all done! Sure the bottom still needs trimming – but a milestone in my mind anyhow. It took me about six hours … Continue reading

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Planking progress

Well, another marathon session in the shop today.   I spent another 8 hours or so getting the topsides cut and fitted.  Got the starboard side glued up.  There’s a total of 85 clamps on there!  I’ve got about 40 spring … Continue reading

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