Here is a video of us knocking together a McKenzie last Friday night. I wish the GoPro had not run out. This is a time-lapse of the first 80 minutes:

Building the Blacktail

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Comment by Brad Dimock on April 9, 2012 at 7:59am
Re: the GoPro-- I am not sure if it was card or battery--I am not too clever with that gadget. I need to watch a movie on how to work it. Thanks for the tip on the wall plug adapter--I will look into that.
Comment by Ben Kittell on April 9, 2012 at 7:44am

I can see it now... The future of boat building instructional books. All digital, quick demonstration movies to show you how its done. Very cool.

Comment by Michael Rosso on April 9, 2012 at 5:53am

Brad,

Did your battery run out, or your memory card fill up?  I use a GoPro in my shop as well.   In case you weren't aware,  There is a software upgrade available on GoPro's website that will allow you to run your GoPro while plugged in.   All you have to do is get one of those cheap USB wall plugs.

Nice video!  Thanks   :)

Mike

Comment by Brad Dimock on April 9, 2012 at 12:19am
Well, I was the only one in the room who'd built a boat before, but most of the folks were fairly handy with tools or were trainable. And I have built the same boat twice before so I know what to expect. Most of the tasks are simple and repetitive and easy to teach in a couple minutes. After that, it is all about trust, delegation, and looking for the next impasse. It's really FUN!

Funny thing is, there are new problems each build, and some old problems fail to show up each time. Keeps it interesting.

I wish the camera had kept going. After a long spell of fitting the inner chines we got the floor on, trimmed, and sanded flush, and the boat rolled over for gunwaling by midnight.
Comment by Rick Newman on April 8, 2012 at 9:53pm

Are you guys available for Washington state boat builds?  If it took six, seven or eight people 80 minutes to get that much done I have to assume about 6 to 8 hours by myself. What a crew, Brad, either you are a very good leader, you have a crew that reads your mind well or just a bunch of experienced boat builders that work well together. I am guessing the later! Makes me even more motivated to get my boat completed.

Rick Newman

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