Monday, October 19, 2009

NEW BOAT


YAY! I'm getting wood for a new boat project from Bear Mountain Boats! Freedom 17. My friend Geoff gave me the forms for the canoe hull so that saves a bunch of time! Thanks Geoff. Geoff McKonly is a professional boat builder whom I worked for at the struggling Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory. I'm not quite sure that PWBF is still in business or not. But Geoff has a website and if you are looking for anything in the boat building realm. He's the guy to google.

My dad is buying the wood for this boat. It will be a pre milled kit as we don't have the tools just yet to mill our own. Nor do I have the desire to do so at this point. I do, however, have to get that radial arm saw running because the table saw that we have is a kids toy. I can't wait to use my new hand planes that I bought!

It is going to be a fun project with my dad and I working closely. I hope he doesn't strangle me! LOL

Above is a pic from someone elses project. Here is his link : http://www.pdxtex.com/canoe/canoe.htm

3 comments:

marian said...

happy birthday!

Thorsten said...

Wow that's nice. How's the project coming? I should be glassing in a few months.
Thorsten

Fish said...

LOL thorsten, I started a new job. Put the project on hold due to severe roof leakage the whole winter. I am just finishing up the interior of the apartment that I am in and will start on this soooooooooon!

Get glassing Thorsten! Good to hear from you!!