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For the Sailors and Boat Lovers #14: Small Boat Rendezvous at Montague Harbour

05-31-2017 07:40 AM by shipwright | 13 comments »

I started going to this rendezvous in 2010 and this year’s was the best turnout I’ve seen. Lots of sun, friends, food, a small amount of wine, and several small boats. I arrived Thursday after a decent sail from Cowichan Bay. The big day was Saturday culminating with a night at the Hummingbird pub. Sunday we went our various ways, four of us spending the night in the beautiful and peaceful Annette Inlet on Prevost Island.The sail home on Monday was marked by big wind (~20 kn) for ...

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19 foot Offshore Power Dory Build #16: Crack in Fiberglass on Transom

04-30-2017 09:07 PM by English | 2 comments »

Over the summer last year I noticed a crack developing beside my outboard on the transom. The crack is where a butt splice was on the transom when I originally built the boat. I had built the transom for a 20” motor and when I received the motor it needed 21 3/4” to get the cavitation plate even with the bottom of the hull. I considered several options for the repair. I considered removing the plywood off the entire transom, removing the 2×4 and the 2×8 an...

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For the Sailors and Boat Lovers #10: Belle Starr Update, Progress on the Repairs

02-01-2016 03:47 AM by shipwright | 22 comments »

Winter is not the best time to be repairing a shipwrecked sailboat in the Pacific Northwest but my sailing buddy and fellow boatbuilder Michael has been plugging away whenever the weather and his other commitments would allow.When I last checked in we had got the big hull damage closed up and there were just a few small holes left. September October January I am pleased to report that she is now all sealed up and pretty much ready for paint both inside and out. The paint, ...

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19 foot Offshore Power Dory Build #14: Finished trim and fit and launched.

07-29-2015 12:02 AM by English | 23 comments »

I have finished the boat!! It was launched this week. The boat did well on it’s sea trails, floated well and did not take on any water. I have 814 Hours in the build and the boat weighs 1749 lbs. But to not get to far ahead of the story, Since my last entry, I have trimmed the boat in White Oak stained to red mahogany, and finished with three coats of Sikkens Cetol Marine varnish. I made shaker style doors for the battery locker, the entrance to the cabin and a storage area under...

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19 foot Offshore Power Dory Build #13: Finished Painting and trimming out Boat

07-04-2015 10:25 PM by English | 8 comments »

I have 718 hours in this build and the boat weighs 1703 lbs. Over the past Month I have finished painting the boat, Installed the rigging, Completed the wiring, installed the cleats, U-Bolts, Windows, seat boxes. The boat is very near completion, The first picture in this segment is where I am now. The first task I had this month was to make a rub rail. The rub rail is fitted near the top of the Hull and is the point that “rubs” the dock or other boats and absorbs the bl...

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19 foot Offshore Power Dory Build #12: Finishing Topsides and Painting

06-05-2015 09:23 PM by English | 16 comments »

I have 558 hours in this build and the boat weighs 1421 lbs. It has been over a month since I updated the blog. I have been working on finishing the topsides of the boat to get it ready to paint. In my last blog I had all the topside built except for the splash well. So my next job was to mix up thickened epoxy and fill screw holes and seams. While I was working on sanding thickened epoxy I removed the pilot house inside panels and my wife glassed them on saw horses. ...

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19 foot Offshore Power Dory Build #6: Fairing the plywood for Fiberglass and First layer of Glass.

02-16-2015 09:28 PM by English | 5 comments »

I am at 153 hours on the build and the boat weighs 805 lbs. In my last post I had finished installing all of the plywood. The bottom plywood still needed fairing to the edge of the side plywood and to the same angle as the side plywood. I had planned on doing this with a sander, after a comment from Paul (shipwright) I did this work with a power planer and man was that easy. I was able to keep the planer connected to my shop vac and there was no mess to be cleaned up either. Thanks, Paul. ...

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For the wooden boat enthusiast

01-23-2015 08:53 PM by wood247 | 3 comments »

A REALLY interesting movie (1 hour 35 minutes) about building a wooden boat named Charlotte. There is a video on the website, they say it is low resolution and a small frame. I watched it on Hulu plus without commercials, but it can be viewed on the free Hulu with commercials. Be sure to watch all the way through the credits for the mast install and her sailing in the wind.Outstanding movie!!!!!! Amazing craftsmen!!!

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Traditional Woodworking Tours #8: Wooden Boat Builder

07-07-2014 03:16 PM by WoodAndShop | 0 comments »

In the above video I share my visit to the Vineyard Haven wooden boat workshop of Ted Box on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard. In the video I mentioned that I read a book called “Wooden Boats” which informed me of Ted Box’s boat building. You can find the fascinating book at this link. If you want to learn more details about Ted’s history and his wooden boat building project, you can read more via this Vineyard Gazette newspaper link. Ted’s 70-foot scow schoon...

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816 getting wet for the first time!...sort of:-(

05-05-2014 01:27 AM by Mark Shymanski | 6 comments »

Well my boat finally got wet but not quite the way I’d hope its first taste of water would be. :-). The upside is that things are melting (slowly) here so maybe by the May long weekend I can really see how it will float!

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