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I thought I’d post some boats I’ve built over the years. These are moved over from Lu*******ks so you may have seen them before.
Let’s try this one first.


This is the first boat I built in my own shipyard 32 (as of now, 2022, 44) years ago. She's named after the dragon in "The Hobbit". She is a 34' pinky ketch, yellow cedar over steam bent oak, with a displacement of 29,500 pounds. She's moored in Victoria now and I still see her around. Always brings a smile to my face.
The photos show the yellow cedar logs being custom milled for me, bending ribs (I'm the one in the plaid shirt), a look down the keelson on the inside after framing, the stem timbers (6" thick gumwood), and launching in Coal Harbour B.C.

To be honest, this boat is already posted here, in more detail but I’m reposting the original here so it can be first in a series.

These posts came with full build blogs. If there is interest, I will bring them over too.

Thanks for looking

Paul

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

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damn paul everytime i think you cant top what ive seen you do it again. that is one beautiful boat.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Well damn. I guess your moniker is about as accurate as they get!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Guilty. 
Never “worked” a day in my life. 

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Beautiful.  Cannot even wrap my mind around projects like this.  
Guilty. 
Never “worked” a day in my life. 

Lucky man. I work for the fire department, so I appreciate the feeling! 👍🏼

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Paul, that is a beautiful sailboat, nice lines. It would make me smile also to see it every now and then.

Main Street to the Mountains

Love those bell bottoms, Paul.  😀   There is something magical about building a boat.  Thanks for sharing a glimpse.  
Would have been cool to work with you back then. I might have even learned something.
My career has been mostly non work,  but I have gone through my days of when the business ran me,  instead of the other way around.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

I really enjoy seeing boat construction - especially when done by someone I know. Beautiful work.

Have you managed to find the restoration/rebuild of Tally Ho on YouTube? It's being done in Port Townsend.
Beautiful job shipwright..

I sort of sort of understand the effort as some people have humored me by saying that the same effort needs to be done with making wooden models but only on a much, much smaller scale,

but with smaller tools...

Just kidding, appreciate your effort but it was my subtle way of sneaking in a boat I worked of for 17 years.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Nothing wrong with that LBD. All pictures of boats are good pictures.
Nice work!

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.


Have you managed to find the restoration/rebuild of Tally Ho on YouTube? It's being done in Port Townsend.

I’m aware of it but I don’t follow it. Kind of been there, done that if you know what I mean.
He’s doing great work though. 

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

A great and beautifull classic boat. Thanks for sharing.

A link below with the build of a VOC ship, made by Willem Vos and his team. When he started nobody believed in it and eventually it became a training school. Sorry, Dutch spoken and no subtitles.

These ships were made without a blueprint. The one from Willem Vos (The Batavia) was build  in the last half of the 20 century.




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Seeing the Sailing Craft here, makes me want to pursue that dream again.

Main Street to the Mountains


Seeing the Sailing Craft here, makes me want to pursue that dream again.

I will be posting some smaller (and easier) ones in the series eventually. Maybe one will inspire you. 😉

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.