Building a boat with Dad! Hey, it only took 6 months to build!
|The whole boat, view from the bow.|
|Woodworking Equipment. The belt sander, drill press, and band saw. Not shown: the router.|
|The bow area. The bow and stern areas contain sealed bulkheads for floatation.||The stern. The lapstrake construction is obvious around the edges.|
|The MAS Epoxy used to seal and glue the boat. It takes two days to fully cure.||The Vacuum System|
The last step was to Varnish and paint the boat. We decided to paint the hull traditional white, and we varnished the inside. The boat has an incredibly shallow draft and can take the weight of two people without any trouble at all. It is a little unstable but has no problem taking light chop (not shown). The boat is fast and straight and tends to want to keep going. With one person on the oars and waiting three seconds between pulls I was able to maintain around 4.5 to 5 knots. With two people on the oars we can maintain 5 knots, maybe slightly faster. It took surprisingly little effort to row around (it's faster then a canoe). We're calling this one a success.