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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Boat Build



I'm sneaking in a few hours now and then on my boat build.

From left to right: transom, lazarette, cabin bulkhead, and front transom.



Next will be the side panels. Once those are done I'll be able to assemble components and it'll start to look like a boat.

The need to reinforce my house deck has taken me away from the boat project. Replacing some floorboards and will add a couple more braces. Good thing the weather looks good for the foreseeable future.

-Sixbears

11 comments:

  1. Your boat will be in the water long before mine! That shows the advantages of smaller: cheaper, quicker, lighter, the list could go on. I know they are for different purposes, but still, you'll be enjoying being on the water before me!

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    1. My boat is like 2% the size of yours. Building boats is fine, but I'm more into using them. Hope to get back to it while the good weather holds.

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  2. I thought you might like to have a look at this blog.
    http://subversive-sailor.blogspot.co.nz/
    Written by a friend of mine. Annie Hill of Badger fame who also wrote the classic 'Voyaging On A Small Income'. A wonderful book that has the ability to change lives.
    It did mine.
    I was talking to Annie a couple of days ago when she called in on The Flying Tortoise for a coffee and a chat.
    She's a remarkable woman and a fine, internationally respected sailor having recently been awarded a very prestigious Blue Medal Cruising Award in New York.
    If you don't know her already, it's a delight for me to introduce you to her.
    She now sails a 26ft flush deck Raven yacht that she's adapted to a Junk rig and sails around the wonderful cruising waters of northern New Zealand.
    Meet Annie Hill.
    A gorgeous woman...

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    1. Thanks Tortoise! I've heard of the book. It goes on the list. I've bookmarked the blog link. I love anything about living on a small a budget and freedom.

      I've also done some reading on junk rigs. The boat I'm building now is supposed to have a lug rig. I'll build that, but the beauty of small boats is that it's not that big a deal to experiment with different rigs.

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  3. I just watched this six minute documentary about a wooden boat builder called Shaped On All Six Sides I found at Boing Boing and thought of you. It's definitely worth watching.

    http://boingboing.net/2013/04/26/documentary-about-the-craft-an.html

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  4. You got a good start for sure. Will not be long until you are painting her name on the transom.

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    1. Lot to do between now and then.

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  5. Gotta love it when a plan starts coming together!

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    1. Even this small amount of progress in encouraging. I feel committed to continue.

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  6. Looking good! Makes me want to build another one...

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