Boatbuilding Blog

July 4, 2009

Exactly One Year Over Schedule!

Filed under: Building - Cabin, Building - Interior — tomlarkin @ 10:50 am

I promised I would have the boat in the water last 4th of July. Then I promised this 4th of July.  Oy.  Lately I’ve been hoping for early September so I could boat to the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, but it doesn’t look like that will happen. Maybe I can be a Christmas Ship instead 🙂

On the plus side, I’m pretty much done with construction except for the sliding doors. Now it’s a lot more sanding, priming and painting.

Galley is coming together:

I cut up my last sheet of 3/4 ply today – pilothouse sole, galley counter, and helm seat supports. Having full-size patterns let me lay out the pieces to minimize waste.
Cutting with patterns



  1. Best of luch with the boat, every time I have built a boat I have gone over time and over budget so you have my sympathies.

    By the way what type of stove is that?

    The boat looks great by the way.

    Comment by Mark Corke — July 9, 2009 @ 1:26 am

  2. Thanks for the comment Mark. The stove is a ‘Princess 1 Burner Built-in Stove’|406|694|330373&id=742784

    I got it from Fisheries Supply, although it doesn’t show up in hteir catalog.

    Comment by Tom — July 9, 2009 @ 12:59 pm

  3. Don’t worry about being over schedule. I started my boat 18 months ago and expected to be finished by now. I’m really less than one half done. Weather has been the big problem as I’m building outdoors.
    I hope you can find time to post more pictures. I look forward anxiously to your progress. The workmanship is most inspiring and I’ve gotten a few nice design ideas from you.
    You mentioned before that you will be mounting your doors on sail track. I’m hoping to see the details of that.

    Comment by Bill — August 10, 2009 @ 5:37 am

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