I now have 120 hours in the build and the boat weight is 779 lb. I have been weighing each piece as it is installed. A look from under the boat. with all the side plywood installed, This boat has a 8 foot beam and 19.5 ft long. A...
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Location: Suffolk VA
I am a retired construction engineer, I worked as a construction manager for a major tire maker. I am a instrument engineer but the last 10 years I did quite a lot of mechanical projects such as piping systems and HVAC.
I have been working with wood for 52 years. I started in Industrial arts class in the seventh grade, been hooked ever since.
After retirement I moved to Virginia to be close to my wife's family and love the coastal area. I built a new shop shortly after moving and I am still working on it. I think it will always be a work in progress.
I spend most of my time fixing things around my house, my other house, my mom's house. my sister in laws house, you get the idea. I'm handy so I never run out of honey dos.
-- John, Suffolk Virgina
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I now have 105 hours in the build and the boat weight is 622 lb. I have been weighing each piece as it is installed. I know I said at the end of the last blog segment that I was done with the frame, but I have decided to install a under deck fu...
Now I have both Sheer Clamps installed and epoxied into the frame. That’s the last frame member. Frame is now complete!! All Frame pieces installed!! Frame Eleven is still a little off, I will have to fair it out. Along the...
I am at 65 hours now on this build. This is just about the hardest project I have every taken on. My progress seems very slow at least to me. The past few weeks I have been working on getting the chine logs and sheer clamps installed. I am a po...
I have started a new project for the winter. I am building a 19 foot Offshore Power Dory Boat. I am 65 years old and have spent my life building things for everyone else. I have always wanted to build a boat, so with my wife’s blessing that ...