Tag Archive for boatbuilding

Sketchy Napkin Plans

As with all great projects, this one started with a…

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A Mad Idea Fueled by Gin

It started with Camp Tipsy. Alex and I started talking…

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Inspiration

Looking around, shanty boats have been around for a long…

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A Madcap Boat Scavenging Journey

Kai and I took a mad motorcycle trip up the…

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Walls and diagonal bracing

I was worried that since we were planning to sheet…

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WANTED

You know how many marinas there are in the Sacramento…

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Boat Builder Porn

Is it hot in here, or is it just me? …

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Folding Gable Ends

We were aware that this beast with its generously gabled…

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Beyond Napkin Plans

I’m trying to turn my shantyboat speculations into something that…

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Karaoke Doodles

So far, I’ve ignored the inside cabin layout, thinking that…

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Math is Hard – Calculating a Waterline

Who would have thought boatbuilding would involve so much math?…

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Bruce’s Pontoons

We were planning to use Bruce’s pontoon boat that he…

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Destruction and Creation

Sometimes the treasure hunt of creating something from salvaged materials…

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Tips on how not to die in a fiery ball of twisted metal on the highway

Anyone know anything about trailer tow hardware like sway bars…

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Boating errand in the flattest dryest spot in North America

“Ha ha,” said Alex when we took off with the…

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Boat Plans: Choices Made and Not Made

So it looks like we’re building a boat. Not merely…

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Questions for the Old Man

I didn’t expect myself to be talking to the old…

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First Build Day: Building Form

After months of hemming and hawing over plans and possibilities…

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Organization: How To Make Boatbuilding Not Suck

Boats are made of lots and lots of funny precision…

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Making Sawdust

The whole process of building a boat involves cutting a…

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Angles and Precision

I have experience in the housebuilding, construction world.  I used…

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Epoxy is Stressful

You know the scene at the end of any action…

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Keel and Skeg Stringers

It most conventionally built wooden boats, the frames refer to…

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Side Stringers

The side stringers are the sides of the boat.  So…

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Cross beams

This was an exciting day because for the first time,…

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Correcting Mistakes I

Today, the chickens come home to roost.  Remember that pesky…

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Correcting Mistakes II: The Usefulness of Square Corners

When we went to put sheets of plywood on the…

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Sheeting the Hull

It looks easy, right?  What could go wrong?  Four rectangular…

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Hull Ends

Oh god, at the end of every work day when…

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Hull Finish Work (or Correcting Mistakes III)

I like to joke that I bring Old World Craftsmanship…

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Opinions are like assholes…

Everyone’s got one. Every now and then I’ll ask a…

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