Recent Work

5 May ’12

I’m lucky to have several customers who are small-craft fleet-owners, and this is Spring.  The 16′ dory-skiff was in for complete re-finishing, additional hardware installed, and the coating of all end-grain with epoxy. While they’ve held up well, the gunwhales and thwarts are of rot-prone Red oak, so pains were taken to prolong their lifespan.

16' dory-skiff

A well-maintained skiff.

16' dory-skiff

16′ dory-skiff ready for work and play.

Skiff Repair

This is the same customer’s bigger skiff. About 21′ and obviously strip-planked. Rot started beneath poor glass-work at rail on trap-haulling side. Planks and one frame were involved. Plank-ends will be bevelled back and epoxied. Plank-runs will be fastened with SS ring-shank nails like rest of the hull.

Skiff Repair

Big skiff will get new White oak rub-rails, paint, and plank replacement on starboard side. Bright-finished runabout in foreground is next in-line for re-finish and plank-replacement.

 

Finished skiff reminds me of a frigate. I built the big console for the large customer last year. It provides spray protection and contains a lockable electronics array, also worthy of a frigate.