The latest project is a Ulua outrigger
sailing canoe, using the plans
in Gary Dierking's great book "Building Outrigger Sailing Canoes" Building
Outrigger Sailing Canoes
July 4, 2014: Launch day, on the big waves of Goose Lake,
July 2008: The amas, roughly
shaped of styrofoam with a plywood
December 2008: Found some
green, mostly clear, 12' douglas fir 4x4s at Home Depot for $8.00
She Who Must Be Obeyed helped
me cut them up into strips for the iakos.
May 2009--very slow progress.
The single and double iakos are done and varnished. Getting
ready to start the hull.
July 2009. Making sawdust, lots of sawdust.
Clear cedar is not cheap in Alaska,
and shipping clear cedar is not cheap either. I found some
relatively inexpensive cedar
in Home Depot in lengths to 12 feet and scarfed it into boards
20-22 feet in length.
Today I cut strips, using a table saw with a 7 1/4" thin kerf
blade, and 16' 2x6's to support
the boards in and out. It went well but took a long time.
Routing the bead and cove
Assembling the frames
October 2009 -finished putting on the strips. Next step--removing
March 2010 Working a little on weekends, managed to remove the staples,
sand the hull, fiberglass the hull, and last night flipped the hull off
the molds. We have had a lot of snow this winter, and She Who
Must Be Obeyed likes to park her car inside in the winter, which takes
up half of the Boat Shop.
Getting ready to fiberglass
After three coats of epoxy
Getting ready to flip the hull
It is starting to look like a boat. Now scraping, sanding and
fiberglassing the inside.
November 2010 I've been negligent in updating. Since the last
update, I managed to sand and fiberglass the interior and to
install decks and bulkheads. But winter has returned and
1/2 of the garage has been relinquished for She Who Must Be Obeyed to
park in. Next in line is to build the mast base, splash guard,
manus, lee board, and rudder assembly.
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