Pictures of Making the Skeg, Frames, and Engine mount

Alfie visits the boatyards with more drawings and solutions to Brendan's questions.  The horn timber is on the right.  

Here is some of the white oak for the frames.  Entire logs were hand selected and cut to our specs. 

The final product of my two days working with white oak.  These frames are exactly 1" x 1.5"
 and are labeled according to their specific location on the boat.  Each frame was specifically selected for its location based on its grain.

Drew is dry fitting his pieces for the skeg.  Here, notice the rough, bulky shape.  Below it becomes faired and smooth as a babys bottom.

Drew fairing the skeg smooth.  A piece of art.

Here, the engine mount has been fitted and the horn timber is in place.  Brendan and Drew apply glue to the horn timber where the skeg will be attached.

As the stem first goes on, Brad Pease looks on.

The last shot of the week.  The stem is on and aligned.  The engine mount is on.  The keelson and stem are on and everything is glued or in the process of hardening.


Amelias said...

That faired skeg is beautiful. Was that just a process of sanding it down from its bulkier composure?

Stow Away said...

a combination of hand planing, belt sanding, and hand sanding.