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Box Keel takes shape

This is a short post.   The bottom in done and we’re starting to loft the box keel. Frank (builder) coated the hull with pigmented epoxy to protect the wood. This was a fun step because everyone who drives by

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Quick update

Once the frames were constructed and glassed, they had to be leveled (unlike a house, leveled against the ground, the boat has to be leveled to the water line which gets tricky with a curved boat bottom and lots of

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It’s all about the framework

The hull frames are the bones of the boat.  Every angle, every cut, must be completely accurate. Frames are lap joined, glued.  Water lines are marked.  It is exacting work. While I love wooden boats, and Bob loves to build

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Lofting 101

Lofting, per Wikipedia: Lofting is a drafting technique (sometimes using mathematical tables) whereby curved lines are generated, to be used in plans for streamlined objects such as aircraft and boats. Lofting is an art and a science.   The designer’s

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Yoga deck is born!

The build site is near a main road which connects the North Shore community to the rest of the island, meaning the whole neighborhood rubber-necks the site daily. For weeks I teased the Facebook community with vague comments and photos

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