So its looking like Ill get the oppertunity to build another boat this winter. Many thoughts are running through my head, one of the biggest is the finish of the boat (paint, varnish, oil, etc.). After talking with a sailor I am starting to think that paint would be the best option for what I am looking for (durability, low maintenance). I have done oil before but I feel like it does not provide all that much protection, plus I would like to do epoxy fillets on the decking that I will be…Continue
Posted on September 11, 2011 at 9:40pm
Well, here it is. My parents asked me when I thought this boat would be finished... I said never, but hopefully I will be taking it on the colorado, Loma to Potash. Putting on finishing details.
My oar blocks had to have a nother piece of wood put in the middle bacause the lock was hitting the side of the boat otherwise.…Continue
Posted on April 25, 2011 at 9:41am — 3 Comments
Well some how I have made it this far, with much help from all of the folks on woodenboat. I would like to thank you all for all the help and advise through out the past few months. My Rouge is down to the finishing details: oar blocks, sanding, oiling, etc. Here are a few pics over the last weeks:
Got all the decking cut and in place, there are some sizable gaps where the decking should be closer to the boat, but they will be taken care of by the 5200 edging. The biggest one…Continue
Posted on April 17, 2011 at 4:28pm — 2 Comments
After I got back from a 6 day Cataract trip I went straight to work on the boat (I think even the night I got back after the 6 hour drive) and have been working ever since. I had the bottom installed the day before I left and cleaned the garage.
When I got back I flipped her over and started on the interior…Continue
Posted on March 29, 2011 at 10:02pm — 5 Comments