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Maybe the beginning of a larger project #9: Work!

07-19-2013 04:54 AM by Mark Shymanski | 1 comment »

Looks like I won’t be getting much done this weekend as I have to work through it. Surprise! Maybe next Friday I can get my epoxy :-( Matt this may be a good time for you to draw both your boats in Sketchup or some other activity that will give me a chance to ketch up (get it ketch up… ketch is a kinda boat…I need sleep LOL)

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Maybe the beginning of a larger project #8: A slow day but I am now officially working on hull 816!

07-18-2013 03:01 AM by Mark Shymanski | 2 comments »

I didn’t get much done today as I am feeling under the weather, have had for the last several days and just can’t seem to shake it. Shorty from PDR sent me my hull number today. I have half of the entire Manitoba fleet in my shop LOL!The other hull was registered in 2010 so it may not even be afloat any more. I’m probably going to head into Winnipeg this weekend so I don’t anticipate getting too much done. I still have to figure out a name.

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Maybe the beginning of a larger project #7: I am 3 dimensional!

07-17-2013 01:56 AM by Mark Shymanski | 8 comments »

Its been a pretty productive couple of days, I left off having installed the chine logs on the port side. I now have the starboard side done the bow and transom pieces cut and their chine logs installed except for a goof up I’ll reveal in a bit things have been going pretty good. Last night I left it like this… It now looks a lot more boat like and it actually looks much roomier than my kayak so I am pretty pumped. I then flipped it over to look like this…. ...

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Maybe the beginning of a larger project #5: Port side chine logs installed!

07-15-2013 01:07 AM by Mark Shymanski | 7 comments »

Saturday was a pretty productive day. I spent the morning trying to locate a local source of two part epoxy. Other than those little syringes of glue the sell in blister packs I was SOL. Canadian tire had epoxies but the didn’t have the thin wetting fabric kind, theirs already had the thixotropic ingredients in already. The only fabric they sold came in big squares not rolls so it would have meant a lot of working with short pieces and a lot more cutting of the fabric. I did find a...

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Maybe the beginning of a larger project #4: Bulkheads cut and mast material bought

07-13-2013 06:44 AM by Mark Shymanski | 3 comments »

Made good progress today. Cut out the longitudinal bulkheads for the flotation compartments and then sandwiched all four pieces together to fair them all at the same time. It is amazing to me how much wood can be removed with a hand plane. This being pine plywood I can set the good ol’ block plane for a more aggressive cut than I’ve ever done in maple or oak and was just hogging off great ribbons of material! I messed up cutting a bit so I briefly thought of breaking ou...

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Maybe the beginning of a larger project #3: Real life intervenes yet again :-(

07-11-2013 12:45 AM by Mark Shymanski | 4 comments »

Have only had a few moments these last couple of days to get in the shop. I’ve faired the lines a bit more but am not quite satisfied with the result so I need to spend a bit more time. I’d cut my chine logs but I am now really considering using stitch and glue instead to learn more about the method so when it comes time to build myself a ‘pullin’ boat I won’t be completely new at it. I really like the looks of those Whitehall gigs. Well gotta get back to the...

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Maybe the beginning of a larger project #2: Cutting the first sheet!

07-08-2013 03:40 AM by Mark Shymanski | 9 comments »

Well I got my plywood home, although the fellow at the lumber yard looked at me kinda funny when I asked him to load load it on top of my RAV4 :-) I marked off my stations, measured for the cut lines, nailed, and the drew my cutlines along the station points. My circ saw is a bit dodgy so I thought I’d just join the two panels together and cut them on the bandsaw which worked pretty good. The cut, as you might expect when ‘guiding an 8’ long 2’ wide sheet f...

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For the Sailors and Boat Lovers #2: Ghost Ship, (why I've been away from the shop)

07-04-2013 04:26 PM by shipwright | 27 comments »

I’ve been playing a fair amount of hooky from the shop recently and these videos will stand as my excuse. Friendship and several of her adornments are LJ projects so I guess although sailing isn’t a woodworking topic I can sneak them in as ”how the project works” videos. These were taken yesterday on beautiful Cowichan Bay BC upon whose shores I have the great good fortune to live. There was a 10 to 15 Kn breeze along with a few whitecaps and beautiful sunny skies. ...

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My New Hatch Cover #1: Cold Molding a Curved Panel

05-15-2013 12:58 AM by shipwright | 20 comments »

I just got Friendship back in the water for the summer last week and when I was getting her rigged at the dock someone ( OK me) sat on the acrylic top of the sliding hatch. This has been a weak point for seven years since I initially built her and it amazes me that it has taken this long to break it. Cutting to the chase, the replacement acrylic was going to cost $136 and wouldn’t be any stronger than it was before. I’ve never liked the plastic thing but it did give me a little mo...

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Wooden Boat Challenge: Champions 3 years running

04-29-2013 11:57 PM by Dan Lyke | 4 comments »

I mentioned winning the 2011 Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival Wooden Boat Challenge, and for some reason missed last year. Which is a shame, because last year's competition was awesome, and we trained with a group of high school guys who built a boat that floated and got around the course, and, of course, we won it. Though not without effort, there was a team that build a 20+’ outrigger canoe, as they were building we were thinking “there’s no way they’re going t...

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