Monday, December 26, 2011

Oldest B-Cat?

More pictures of VIM. Lots of nice details.

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Thought I had lost these pix, but here they are . Came across VIM at DeRouville's boatyard his summer. She's over 100 years old, very similar to SILENT MAID in details and layout.

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Bruce has started fitting frames to the cradle boat. This boat has such a nice volume, she is a true vessel.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Lighted Boat Parade

A little snow, cool lights. for more, check WOW.

Friday, December 16, 2011

New Floors

The Richardson has some new floors. They were carved carefully to match the existing planking. Look at the starboard frames to see the new scarfed joins. Sitkaflex was used as an adhesive since epoxy is not good on oak. Jeff's tiny perch in the bow. Motor well is being carefully scraped by Fritz. The engine has been removed to accommodate this task.


Hey Tom, here is my dream boat. Just need a place to put it. I suspect a mooring at the Dragon might be too rough. This boat by Harry Bryant is nicely thought out. I got a chance to visit when she was at the WoodenBoat show in Mystic last summer. Loved the wood stove and the windows and geraniums.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Wish you could see this in person. The photos do not do justice to the the volume. Very sweet. Oak sheerstrake.

Homeport for To N' Fro

Fritz sent me these pics of TO N' FRO to share. She's a lovely boat in the shop, but much nicer here in her element at home. She is a well loved boat.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Baby Boat

Bruce is building this little cradle for a new grandchild to come. It is a lovely little thing, oak keel & inwales.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Richardson Progress

After opening the garboard, Jeff pointed out that 16 of the forward frames were rotted. Since we have the miracle goop (epoxy) frame ends are being scarfed in using a ceiling clamp improvised by JHaroldLLC. The owner of this lovely vessel, Fritz Dietel, has been coming by to work on her also. A curtain was hung around the hull to keep in the moisture supplied by a humidifier. Since it has gotten colder, the heat is on in the shop. Nice for people, not so for wooden boats.