Thursday, September 29, 2016
The steering oar is mounted with a carved dragons head to give it a little more presence.
The dragon head and the stern stem extension are mounted with nut certs and flat head bolts. The mast cradles are matched
to the same nut certs so they can carry the weight of the mast when on the road.
The mast thwart is epoxied in place and attached to the oak ribs. The rowing thwart is removable and can be stowed under the oars in front of the centerboard case.
Next spring I will order a trailer so I can customize it to fit Smaug. Then the mast will be stepped and the rigging installed. I am planning on a balanced lug rig of about 100 Sq Ft.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Monday, November 9, 2015
The glue up will consist of one coat of epoxy brushed into the V-notch only. A second coat thickened to the consistency of mayonnaise will be brushed directly over the first coat before it has time to set up. Then the 8 pieces will be clamped together and sighted for straightness and left to cure.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Are we having fun or what!!!
Sunday, August 30, 2015
I am also adding a diamond pattern to the Brazilian Cherrywood rubrail.
I'll do a better job showing it once all the clamping is done.