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Roll Over

On this beautiful Saturday morning the boat rolled over! A furniture dolly under the stern made it easier to move out of the shop: A hand truck on the bow stem and we are in business: Emerging from the shop: … Continue reading

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Transport

Not a lot of fun but necessary to the boating experience for us is a trailer, and the boat needs to have a home when it gets rolled over to be completed. After a couple of months of looking for … Continue reading

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Installing the Keel

Here the keel (treated 2″ x 6″ x 16′) is starting to be installed. If I had been thinking ahead, I would have left plenty of room to install the 1/4″ lag bolts for the keel when installing the bottom planking screws! … Continue reading

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Painting the Skiff

These photos show the boat being treated with wood preservative, primed and painted to help protect the wood. The bottom has been treated with green copper based wood preservative: The bottom of the skiff is being primed: Here’s a view … Continue reading

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Fiberglassing the Bottom Joints

Fiber glassing the joints on the bottom of a boat helps seal the joints to prevent leaking and helps protect the edges of the bottom from wear and bumps. Many builders fiberglass the entire bottom of the boat although others … Continue reading

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Filling the Screw Heads

Here the screw heads are getting filled in and the filler sanded flush so the joints can be fiber glassed: Closeup showing the screw heads filled with marine filler and sanded down: All the screw heads are filled!: Back to … Continue reading

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Planking the Bottom

Below shows temporarily fitting the plywood on the bottom of the boat to mark out the shape of the bottom: Aft planking being test fit, the plywood was left a little long, overhanging on each side so the excess could … Continue reading

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Installing the Floor Timbers

The aft floor timber is being installed here using a simple jig similar to one that a Brockway type skiff builder in Oregon used while building his boat. The jig holds the 4″ x 4″ floor timber in place while … Continue reading

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Installing the Chines

Temporarily clamping the 1″ x 6″ chines at the bottom of the sides – the chines are a little wide so I cut them down to 1″ x 4 1/4″. Chines temporarily attached for planing: After cutting down the chines … Continue reading

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Transom installed!

The transom is installed although the temporary frame will need to stay in until the boat is rolled over and permanent frames are installed. Back to Table of Contents

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