The Atkins launch I have in the shop has a small leak somewhere in the shaft log area. Since I built the boat, I know the bronze log was bedded in 5200 caulk so it shouldn’t have leaked, but water
I have a local catboat, in the shop, built by Maynard Lowery of Tilghman Island. It’s an interesting boat because it’s hard chine with lapstrake topsides and carvel bottom. It’s also interesting because it doesn’t have a keel rabbet. A
I’ve posted before about clamping because, in wooden boat work, you’re always trying to clamp things that aren’t straight, flat, or square. This week’s clamping challenge was a garboard plank on the 12 1/2 I’m restoring. The first plank was
Nancy Reagan was referring to saying no to drugs. I don’t have that problem. My ‘drug’ of choice comes in a long neck bottle or is distilled from corn mash. Perfectly legal. What I do have a problem saying no
I think Bob Seger had something else in mind when he penned Night Moves. In my case, I just had to work a bit late and found myself in the dark with the time change and all. Makes for
I’ve been working on the restoration of this nice little Penguin class sailboat when I can. Since she’s made of stable plywood, I’m adding a layer of fiberglass and epoxy to make a nice hard candy shell on the boat.
Traditional plank on frame, smooth skin, boats usually have what we call “caulked seams”. This means that where two planks meet, there is a small ‘V’ shaped groove that gets stuffed with strands of cotton to help ensure a water