I’ve been working steadily on boats trying to get them ready for spring launch, but I had an interesting side project building a new roof frame for a classic street rod, which I wrote about a couple weeks ago. I
I hope everyone had a good St. Patrick’s day! I didn’t wear green, but I did have an extra helping of ‘spirits’ to mark the occasion. The owners of the Pelican new build stopped by for a visit the other
When you have a video that’s not too exciting, there are a couple ways to make it interesting. You can have a cute silly animal in it, or speed it up to make it look like an old silent comedy.
We woke up to some white stuff on the ground, and in the air, this morning. Very pretty, but a bit much for March. Anyway, I slid into the shop and did some work on the San Francisco Pelican new
Much of the work in a boat shop isn’t very flashy, but it’s just as important as the cool woodwork that we get to do. Here’s a video of prepping some floor board supports of a small daysailer for painting.
I’m currently caulking the opposite side of the 12 1/2 daysailer. I’ve already written about that, so I thought I’d start highlighting some projects, past and present, to give a bit more info and/or history of the boats, and what
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
The local public radio station said we might have a Thundersnow this weekend. I’d never heard of such a thing, but I’m kinda looking forward to it… whatever it is. We are expecting a bit of snow this weekend, and
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 hope everyone had a great holiday, I know I did. I’m sure we all enough rich food and family togetherness to last another 360 days or so. Now back to saving the world of wooden boats a few at