Tag Archives: keel

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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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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Chines and sheer clamps

I’ve made some progress on my sharpie. Chines and sheer clamps fitted and glued up. They were all left long on the transom end. Once the epoxy sets up good and hard I’ll trim them off flush. Still lots of … Continue reading

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Stick-Up Sharpie

I’m starting a new blog here to follow along on the build of a 13′ stick-up rigged sharpie. Some work has already been started – the strongback and molds are set up. That has taken me a couple weekends so … Continue reading

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