Today

Things are starting to come together now. Jack is installing the toe rail/rub rail around the outside edge of the boat. I am installing the coaming on the inside edge of the deck. Don Severy is making the bow and tow stern cleats. Paula and John are doing all the prep for and applying the … [Read more…]

The Deck

Friday, with the help of our volunteers, we applied the Dynel cloth to the deck. The Dynel is glued down with epoxy in the same way as the fiberglass cloth of the bottom of the boat. Jack and I had fastened the ¾” plywood decking to the faired deck beams the day before. The plywood, … [Read more…]

Primer coat

We continue to make great progress on the Garvey. Today we finished installing the deck structure, that is, deck beams, stud beams and carlins. Before we put the plywood deck on we primed the inside of the boat. From the picture you can see why we all have bad backs. There is a lot of … [Read more…]

September 17th

We are keeping on track with the schedule for completion. Last Friday featured a lot of clean up inside the boat. During the phase where the bottom of the boat was fastened down a lot of 5200 oozed out around the edges of the frames, chines and keel. The same thing that makes it such … [Read more…]

September 17th

We are keeping on track with the schedule for completion. Last Friday featured a lot of clean up inside the boat. During the phase where the bottom of the boat was fastened down a lot of 5200 oozed out around the edges of the frames, chines and keel. The same thing that makes it such … [Read more…]

Bottoms Up

We reached a turning point in the project today. We flipped the boat upright, so that for the first time it resembles what a boat looks like in the water. The process, like lots of things we do, required a fair amount of worry and very little trouble. We talked through various ways of lifting … [Read more…]

A Quick update

It seems like every time I turn around I am behind on my blob postings. I was going to write something several times likes wek and never got around to it. well here are some pictures to show some progress of a week ago. The planks are 7/8″ cedar. They are spiled to the shape … [Read more…]

A back log of Pictures

Here are some pictures to catch up on Garvey building progress. My camera is not functioning so I am relying on the kindness of others to supply me with pictures. Thanks to Linda Hart for thiese pictures Here’s the gang putting the 1st peice of Plywood down on the bottom. Here’s us ‘glassing the bottom … [Read more…]

Today’s Progress

Today we glued down the second layer of plywood on the bottom of the Garvey. The bottom of the boat consists of two layers of 3/8” plywood. Friday with our volunteer group we will lay out and glue down fiberglass cloth. This will seal the bottom and make it tuff enough for us to land … [Read more…]

Hannah is off to College

I have several excuses ready to post some personal pictures on my blog. First I already posted pictures of one of my daughters, Abby, and it happened to be on her sister’s birthday no less. So I owe Hannah a posting. Second, I still haven’t resolved the usb cord issue with my camera so I … [Read more…]