Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Turkeys by Rancocas creek.
One cord stacked.
Bronze/copper vs iron. Look at the difference in these split out frames from the sneakbox. After 50 years the copper clench nails are good as new, bronze screws almost as good (top). Look at the clean holes with little deposition. The iron swells as it rusts, infiltrating the wood and destroying the tissues(bottom). In the planks, I can put my finger through some of the rusted iron fastener holes, but am using no. 10 bronze screws to refasten in the original copper nail holes.
Put in two new frames and refastened planks on the starboard side.
Posted by uurchin at 8:49 AM
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
There is a new Perrine Sneakbox, SPYDER is back, SILENT MAID ongoing, MISLEADING LADY in waiting, The PENN YAN is piggy back on SILENT MAID. Jeff asked if I could bring in a few more boats from my yard to round things out a bit.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
The Old Town has been covered in canvas and primed. I glued on the stern piece. I would have tacked or stapled it too, but not here.
Carolyn fitting berths in Silent Maid. Newt was working on the mast partners.
Here is the engine for Misleading Lady suspended in place. It will have a V-drive which you can see blocked out in plywood.
The shop is also working on a Pen Yan boat.
Posted by uurchin at 5:50 PM
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Core Sound 17'
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Barnegat sneakbox duckboat at the dock in St. Mikes.
The air was light and the start line short, so everyone had a chance to gam for awhile.
A pair of duckers in the boatshop. The green one is a Joe Lieneir boat.
The Lawley tender built for ELF by the Apprentice shop. It is book matched sassafras. Check Sailorgirl for more photos of the Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival 2008.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Went sailing on ELF. Set the topsail. That is a pretty sight.
Work is progressing on SILENT MAID. She is getting her deck; carlins and deckbeams. The PEN YAN and the Old Town are getting new ribs and planking. The bed logs and floors are going into MISLEADING LADY.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Yesterday, I whipped the ends of lines and moused shackles on ELF. The guys were about to bend on the topsail to the jackyards. Can't wait to try that one out.
Earlier in the week I cleaned out two old frames to replace them with some newly bent ones in what may be an early Old Town rowboat. It has the same build style as the canoes, thin planking clench nailed to thin ribs, covered in canvas.