Olfara and Stevedor

Olfara and Stevador were two 36 foot Yachts form the same lines plan by Jay R. Benford, one with a "great cabin aft" long keel, and wheelhouse and the other one with traditional outside aft cockpit design and a fin keel / skeg configuration. I built them in the mid eighties. This post is to invite you all to the third in my series of "Shipyard Memories" blogs. The first was about a traditional carvel planked ketch, the second about two catboats in framed plywood construction and this one will cover "cold molding", a method of boat building I often describe as "building one very large custom sheet of plywood the shape of a boat".

I'll get the blog started in the next couple of days. Hope all you sailors will enjoy

Thanks for looking,


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

not a sailyor but sure am enjoying the cruise !

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

These are great Paul.

Main Street to the Mountains

Not a sailor but enjoy your blogs.
building one very large custom sheet of plywood the shape of a boat.

That line alone has me waiting for the write-up. ;-)

May you have the day you deserve!

I'm not into sailing but seeing how the boats are built is intriguing