Handcrafted Wooden Boats
Great Bear Boatworks
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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.
Lots of room for a family of four!
Fully planked with fiberglass skirt.
Fiberglass skirt - stern view.
Hull fully planked with fiberglass on the bottom three planks for increased abrasion resistance on the bottom of the hull.
Sheer plank dry fit and ready to be glued in place.
Fourteen of the sixteen planks in place.
Almost there. Just the Sheer Strake to go. This is going to be a roomy boat!
Plank pattern in place for seventh strake.
Planking continues at a pace of one pair of planks a day.
Garboard planks-stern view.
Garboard planks glued in place.
Keelson and stem shaped and ready for garboard planks.
Scarfing plywood sheets to full length for planking stock.
Temporary stringers-stern view.
Temporary stringers used to form plank pattern and define rolling bevel on keelson.
Transom glued-up, shaped, and epoxy coated.
Apron glued to keelson. Note the plumb stem and full bow.
Laminating Keelson and Glueing it to Inner Stem (Apron).
Keelson at stern, note the strong bend in the keelson as it heads toward the transom.
Plumb stem being glued into place.
Moulds set up on the building frame. You can start to see the general shape of the hull.
Lofting the moulds.
Laminating the Stem on top of the Apron.
Laminating Inner Stem (Apron).
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