Month: July 2017

Chasing Leaks and New Video

July 24, 2017  Hours spent building to date:  3,854 I woke up this morning to pouring rain.  Perfect!  A great chance to evaluate my progress in eliminating deckhouse leaks. All boats have leaks.  Water will get into the tiniest cracks.  I found one over the stove, where water was getting under the outside trim and

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Maiden Voyage

July 13, 2017 Sorry for the delay in posting, but I had done nothing but work on the boat for months, and other obligations had built up — namely prepping and making kit parts for the annual Connecticut River Museum Boatbuilding Workshop, and getting our steamboat Osprey ready to launch now that all mechanical work

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The WoodenBoat Show

July 5, 2017  Hours spent building to date:  3,743 The WoodenBoat Show was as good as I had hoped it would be — fun, exhilarating and a great showcase for a boat that’s really pretty unique. The best part was having Mark Smaalders, her designer, and his partner Christine come all the way from the

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