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boat construction

 

     
Steven and I Stripping
 Bill Dunns' Wrecked
 Sailboat.
  Loading the garage
 with her rig
 and fittings.
  Construction frames
and ribbands. Note
Keelson White Oak,
 it's stiff as steel.
  Steaming turns oak
 to rubber. Keelson
bent and clamped
into place on
the mold.
             
     
Jody with keelson as
keelson dries out.
  Shaping the keelson
with a plane.
  Fitting keel frames.   Keel being assembled
in Lommels' basement.
             
     
Keel assembly.   Keel fitted to keelson.   Boil-out tank for
frames (ribs).
  Steaming and
bending frames.
             
     
Glueing and screwing frames to keelson.   Sheer-strake. The first
plank for any
wooden boat built.
             
     
Every day I fitted the next strake (plank).
             
     
    Almost done.
The keel is in site.
  Sanding down
Dreams' hull.
  Pulling Dreams' hull
off the mold with Walter.
             
     
Pulling Dreams' hull off the mold with Walter.   Sheer stringer
clamped in place.
  Floorboards going in.
             
     
Deck frames going in.   Half-inch Fir Ply going down for the deck.
             
     
Deck and the cabin
doghouse in place.
  Dream is done.
One very
happy shipwright.
  It's a pure beauty.   Fitting mast and
rigging outside
the garage.
             
     
Rigging Dream before
launch. Steven is
supervising.
  Going down the
aunching ramps.
  Stuck in the mud at
the end of the ramp.
  The man who met
John Riding, is helping
Steven push Dream
sideways off cradle.

































 


 

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