Monday, October 19, 2020

Summer Sojurn

 We’re back!  Sorry about no posts for a while.  What can I say, nice summer, bike riding, took up golf again after 12 year break (just long enough to not remember why I quit last time).  Hope my faithful readers, both of them, didn’t miss me much. :). 


But the real reason is where I am in build now, as you’ll see below - glassing and sanding.  My least favorite part, ergo the procrastination. 











My attempts below to keep the shop bonehead from making a mistake with the guttering for water drainage:   🤓



Boat turned back over.


Since then been glassing seams and gutters, and sanding.  Which sucks. Therefore, golf. 

Getting cold so probably back in shop soon. 








Monday, July 13, 2020

Steamboat Willie

Able boat building assistants Kevin and Amanda have been doing deep research into new options for the next boat build.

Seems like a power boat is under consideration.  Not sure how that’s going to work on our Western (always capitalized) rivers.

Presenting Steamboat Willie!



Proud Mary is still also under consideration. 

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Social Distancing with my boat

Once dory is flipped over the real work begins. While it seems that we’re halfway done it’s more like when a house is framed and dried in.  The finish work takes well more than 50% of the time.

First cross bulkhead support pieces were added:



Followed by bow and sidewall cleats:








Sidewall cleats always look wavy and out of alignment, but are correct. 

And bulkhead plywood is trimmed to match cross pieces top bevels:


Seat braces and spare oar slot took a big chunk of an entire day!  Lots of crazy angles and cuts:



Then spent a few days planning water drainage, gutters and frames and hatch lid sizes and locations, esp various cooler locations (if used ):















Monday, March 30, 2020

Dory Progress

Been a while since I’ve posted here. Been busy quarantining and building.

Some pics below of adding panels, hull, and turning boat over with chain hoist.