Friday, July 10, 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015
Early Summer Activities and Updates
Prep, prep, prep!
Mostly my work focuses on watching four Deblois Street Dories getting finished, one of which has hit the water. Compass Project's Dory launched successfully with a a bunch of excited students who helped build her. Compass is looking for another big project commission to use in their work with at-risk youth.
|2015 Compass Project launch of the DSD.|
I am busily preparing the cutting of more Echo Bay Dory Skiff kits which will be built in Maine. This is the very latest version of the Skiff and any tweaks in the design demand a lot of attention to make sure all the details get done correctly. Those files are done and ready for more customers. It is hard to believe over 30 Echo Bay's have been built now!
Also in the works are the files for cutting the first ever St Lawrence River Skiff kit for the Bain & Co. Annie model. I am back in the computer model after quarter scale modeling the hull.
|Quarter Scale Model of the St. Lawrence River Skiff, Annie to be built at ABM in an August 10th workshop.|
Here is the information for my workshop in August. Spread the word! Contact me for more info.
Friday, May 29, 2015
I'm slowly updating the webpages on the blog. In the meantime, three Deblois Street Dories are slated to launch in the next several weeks, including two in Maine and one by a woman who teaches college Geology in Indiana. The first Drake19 rowboat will launch midsummer. I will do sea trials with Walter Baron, the builder. An Echo Bay or two should launch. And a Caravelle sailing skiff will also launch this season. Lots of activity!
Thursday, May 7, 2015
The Echo Bay Dory Skiff
|Echo Bay quarter scale model with sprit rig|
|Boothbay Regional HS students' build as of April 2015|
|EBDS at rest in Mystic, CT.|
Friday, February 20, 2015
Deblois Street Dory Building
Bar Harbor, Maine
Planking the hull
|Hull #1 built in 2007, on the shores of the Maine Coast|
|The latest mkII version of the DSD under construction on MDI|
The DSD kit is available, just give a call at 207.602-9587 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, January 16, 2015
|Walt of Old Wharf, boatbuilder on Cape Cod|
|Drake 19 rightside up.|
|Sliding seat system integrates into the CNC cut structure of the boat|
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
|CIY hull #1 on sea trials, September 2014.|
Now, the work is on my plate. The next steps are to take the information from build #1 and make some revisions to the computer model, draw up plans, and set up the kit for retail sale. I hope to do this early in 2015.
The CIY is a sail-and-oar dinghy designed for single- or double-handling in conditions that can be found on the Maine Coast. We wanted a boat that handled well going to windward in choppy water, easy to roll up a beach on the Maine Islands Trail, and could still go fast. Moreover, when the wind goes, we wanted to enjoy the row back to land, rather than dread the row. The CIY is available with a centerboard or a daggerboard.
|Hull #1 under construction: after the turnover, May 7th, only 6 weeks after kit delivery!|