Category: Boats

  • It Has Been A While

    It Has Been A While

    Hello Again It has been nearly a year since I last posted here.  I was right in the middle of finishing the Lazy Weekend Canoe when that project went off of the rails.  That set back was not only discouraging, but it also wrecked my summer plans for the Scouts.  Not only did I have…

  • Lazy Weekend Canoe — Final Shaping and Preparation for Paint

    Lazy Weekend Canoe — Final Shaping and Preparation for Paint

    I spent the last week at Scout Camp.  In fact, I probably should write about that, but what I really need to is finish this boat.  Part of the process, at least for me, is writing about what I have accomplished.  Especially since writing about the boat has been instrumental in helping me make decisions…

  • Lazy Weekend Canoe — Final Gunwale

    Lazy Weekend Canoe — Final Gunwale

    The Lazy Weekend Canoe is officially a boat now.  I didn’t have much time to work on it this weekend, but I did get a chance to put on the final gunwale.  That was the last major piece that needed to be installed.

  • Lazy Weekend Canoe — 3D at Last

    Lazy Weekend Canoe — 3D at Last

    This week Eliza and Abby are competing in the clogging national championships at Lagoon.  Brooklyn is competing next week, but she has classes that are competing this week.  This means that most of my family is out of town this weekend. I assumed that I would spend most of the day just watching Sam, but…

  • More Lazy Weekend Canoe Progress

    More Lazy Weekend Canoe Progress

    This week was a good one for progress on the canoe.  I was able to fit all of the internal seat frames (badly), which then allowed me to get the bottom traced and cut out, and the bottom butt blocks installed.

  • Dying To Get Wet

    My first launch last year was in March, and I am really ready to get back out on the water.  Of course, part of the problem is that I haven’t had enough time to get my boat projects finished.  I still haven’t finished the Lazy Weekend Canoe and the leeboard to my PDR is in…

  • Scarf Joints

    Scarf Joints

    I’ve been really worried about joining pieces of wood with the Lazy Weekend canoe. I have already written, not one, but two articles on joining plywood. I was even more concerned about joining long pieces of lumber. Yes, I realize that seems unlikely, but it is still true. I had hoped to get around needing…

  • Butt Joints (in Plywood)

    Butt Joints (in Plywood)

    One of the major reasons that I built a Puddle Duck Racer, and then a Mouse Boat was that both of these boats are under 8 feet long. That meant that I could easily purchase lumber that was as long or longer than the length of the boat. I did this because I assumed that…

  • Lazy Weekend Chine Logs

    Lazy Weekend Chine Logs

    Another weekend, a bit more progress on the Lazy Weekend Canoe. I didn’t have a lot of time, but I did manage to put together just enough time to put the chine logs on. Bending the chines did reveal that one of the pieces of lumber that I hoped to use as a chine log…

  • Still Not a Boat

    Still Not a Boat

    I made a little more progress on the Lazy Weekend canoe this weekend.  I only had about an hour to spend on it, but I got in the rest of the cleats for the seats, and I managed to attached the stems.