Friday, October 4, 2019

Unimpeachable

Looking at this blogs stats I see almost 50K views since inception, which is staggering. Don’t people have anything better to do than read these ramblings?

Especially you folks in Ukraine who seems to have a special affinity, only surpassed by the USA. Unlike the mess in Washington, I’m glad to report there has been no untoward attempt to influence the content of this blog or the relationship with that country’s viewers.

Back to something simpler and infinitely more rewarding, more lofting...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Lofting a New Dory

Started putting down lots of colored lines for a new dory. Lofting is fun and intricate. Plenty of places to make a mistake. Starting with the dimensions convention - 4 - 3 - 7 is another way of saying 4’ 3 7/8”.

This one will be a classic Briggs, wood framed.



Among these lines are the chine height, sheer height, chine half breadth, sheer half breadth, and outlines of frames 1 - 10.  Here’s a pic of lots of ice picks and a batten to fair the line.


Next up is expanding the transom. 

Here’s some Port Orford Cedar arriving:


Thursday, April 4, 2019

The MBS

We’re back! Sorry for the pause. What can I say, been busy. Huerfano sits on her trailer in a lonely parking spot awaiting her next river permit. Meanwhile, I’ve been building a new shop. Out of the basement after 21 years. Woo hoo! The kids had a little fun with this for a Christmas present: So we’ll call it the MBS. Anyway, here are some build pics. A few of the framing: