A few boats…

July 2, 2011 – 3:31 pm

I took Graham to the wooden boat show at the Mystic Seaport last weekend. The video and photo galleries at the site above give a great summary of the show. So in the spirit of wooden boats, here are some pictures from the KCraft archives. Going to the show has me thinking about what to build next (after finishing the bookshelves in the home office).

In the gallery below, pictures start with the 10.5 ft plywood on frame boat that I built with help from Kevin Klink and Eric Simone over the course of a few weeks during a rainy summer during high school. That success made me a little overconfident, I think, since next up was a 16 ft power catamaran of my own design, patterned roughly after a 100+ mph real power catamaran at the house next to the OYC. Eric and I spent a lot of time on it over the next couple of years, including completely rebuilding a 70hp outboard that was scrapped after running without oil. Finally, there are shots of the Guillemot strip-built kayak I did a few years ago.

  1. One Response to “A few boats…”

  2. How delightful to see what a chip off your dad’s block that u r, David. The start to finish photos of boat building, acomplished while in your teens – pics of both in the water – IMPRESSIVE – your dad in the kayack -you piloting the other.. How thrilling for both of you…TX so very much for sharing a special time..and place. Seeing pics of my Great Graham’s sandbox and easel, I see, is simply a natural three-generational progression…. (;=) GAB (not succinct)

    By GAB on Jul 11, 2011

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