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Handcrafted Wooden Boats
Great Bear Boatworks
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Select images from past builds. Currently featuring Iain Oughtred's Guillemot.
Seats in place.
Seats in place II.
Lots of shiny mahogany.
Aft tank top roughed-out and temporarily in place. Tank top will be glued in place once the interior has been painted.
Stem, breasthook, and gunwale details.
Interior cleaned up, filled, faired, and gloss coated. Almost ready for paint primer.
Aft bulkhead and tank top in place.
Overhead view with aft bulkhead and tank top in place.
Transom ready for clear coat (varnish). It's remarkable how shiny the epoxy is--looks pretty good on its own. The clear coat will add gloss and provide UV protection.
Interior cleaned up and epoxy coated.
Transom and rail detail. This boat has an attractive rear!
Lots of wood coming together at the bow.
Rails tuned and epoxy coated.
Breasthook and inwales installed and glued in place.
Quarter knees and inwales installed and glued in place.
Half way there!
Gunwales and Interior Sheer Strakes epoxy coated. Screw holes still to be plugged.
Exciting Day! Boat is right side up.
Gluing the gunwales (outwales) into place.
Starting to glow.
Fully planked and epoxy coated.
Keel and skeg tacked in place - stern view.
Keel assembly (deadwood) tacked in place prior to gluing.
Shaping the skeg and outer stem.
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