I apologize for not completing this blog series. I graduated September of 2008 from the boat school, and I was unable to stay to complete the repairs to the Schooner. I was set to leave Washington State for our drive back to Texas, and the boat ...
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Location: Port Townsend, Washington
I've been doing woodworking for years now. I got my start building decks and covered patios, from there I moved onto trim carpentry, framed houses and built custom doors. I graduated from the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in 2008, where I learned to build and repair traditional wooden boats. We currently live on the Puget Sound in Washington state where I am working as a Shipwright, and I am the lead boat builder for a not-for-profit organization teaching local high school students how to build boats.
-- Brian S. --- "If you’ve worked on the building of a boat, it belongs to you the rest of your life." -Bob Prothero
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OK, two posts in one night….why not? We finally reached the end of the wrecking phase of this project and are actually getting some woodworking done on the boat. After wrecking out the old transom, spiling the shape of the old transom, w...
We are making great headway on the transom project we began several weeks back. The original scope of work was to replace the transom on a 56’ stays’l schooner. Upon surveying the boat before work began, we found a massive section of...
So, it’s been a few days since my last post on this project, and what a wild few days it has been. The boat was hauled out and set up on blocking in the boat yard, where she’ll be for the next 30 days or so. We’ve finished all ...
The boat hauled out today and is now on the hard. Just prior to the boat leaving the water, we had a chance to get on board and peek around and see what’s ahead of us. Then right at 12:30 pm the travel lift pulled her up and out. We spray...