Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Recently at the last Open Boat Festival a friend dropped off a nice little double ender that Jean and I ended up falling in love with. I believe that it is a St Lawrence river skill and we are almost certain that this boat was a rental boat due to the vast number of repairs done to her. The planking and keel are pine or white cedar and the rails, stem and stern post are oak. The fastners are copper clench nails. Instead of going to the trouble of taking lines off the boat and lofting. We decided to make the molds right in the boat. We straitened up and fared the boat. Then by assembling patterns in the boat we created actual patters of the exact boat. To date we have the molds set up and we are beginning the construction of the new boat.