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…]

A post without a Picture

I am sorry to say that my camera still won’t speak to my computer. I can’t imagine what has happened between the two of them to cause such a rift. I want to keep up to date on the boat progress so I will post this much and see if a new usb cord for … [Read more…]

Epoxy and Plywood

The picture on the right is Jack using the power plane to rough out the scarph. We swithced to bench planes to finish up the joints. We prepared the plywood today for applying to the bottom of the boat on Friday. The bottom of the boat is going to be two layers of 3/8” plywood, … [Read more…]

Back on the Garvey Project

Today was the first day back at work with our volunteers on the Garvey workboat. We had taken some time away from this project to complete another big project. But now that other project is out of the way we can get back to work on building our new workboat. Actually Jack and I have … [Read more…]

Here’s something unique

Here’s something you don’t see every day. There was a lot of hot air around the ship this morning. Luckily, it was all contained in the Mayflower Van Lines Balloon. Yesterday the pilot of the balloon, Kevin Knapp, asked if he could bring the balloon down to the waterfront to take some pictures in calm … [Read more…]