Brad Dimock's Blog – February 2011 Archive (2)

Listening to the wood.

Here is a quandary I just posted on my blog (

Ten years ago when we built the Julius, a replica of Buzz Holmstrom's beautiful, home-built 1937 expedition boat, Roger Fletcher and I ran into some serious design issues. As it turned out we had been trying to reconcile two set of photographs of the original boat, and the second set, I finally realized, had been taken after a subsequent owner had sawed two feet off the stern. Little wonder that our hull…


Added by Brad Dimock on February 20, 2011 at 9:39pm — 4 Comments

Hull emerging

Well, after a few well-deserved setbacks, we riveted the final strake onto the Edith yesterday, and will roll her right-side up in an hour or two. She sure is cute--I fear all the boy boats will be hitting relentlessly on her. Here are a couple shots. Lots more on




Added by Brad Dimock on February 13, 2011 at 10:12am — 19 Comments

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