|Project by shipwright||posted 11-11-2010 07:22 AM||3585 views||3 times favorited||28 comments|
This is the first boat I built in my own shipyard 32 years ago. She’s named after the dragon in “The Hobbit”. She is a 34’ pinky ketch, yellow cedar over steam bent oak, with a displacement of 29,500 pounds. She’s moored in Victoria now and I still see her around. Always brings a smile to my face.
The photos show the yellow cedar logs being custom milled for me, bending ribs (I’m the one in the plaid shirt), a look down the keelson on the inside after framing, the stem timbers (6” thick gumwood), and launching in Coal Harbour B.C.
Visit the construction blog here: http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/series/3340
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/