Sunday, May 16, 2010
I suspect that most boatbuilders go boating on the weekend, but Jean and I like to go looking for adventure on our motorcycles.
OK! we are not straying form our original passion boatbuilding and operating wood boats, Just having fun.
Alice is a new build. She is a Paul Gartside designed 12' double-ender. The construction is red cedar carvel on Garry oak frames. The keelson is oak and the keel is Douglas fir. The planks are fastened to the frames traditionally using copper nails and roves.
We hope to have her ready for the Open Boat Festival in September!!
In the picture shown here, the boat is upright and the rub rails are going on to create stiffness.