September 24, 2020

Steam Launch Blog #37

January 2019: Getting fifth strake in place.

At this point we had two daytime teams planking -one for each side – and a night-time crew of professional boat builders who were glad to be back working on wooden boats. Their work now is all advanced composites, and many boat building firms take their specialty of composites into other products to provide business stability. They are great fun to work with. Superb techniques still fresh in mind from so many years ago, and great stories. Best of all, they complete tasks in two hours that volunteers take all day!


I was almost going to say “See, there’s Dutch sitting down on the job again, in the same place.” But on closer inspection I think he’s moved to the other side. Still, no wooden shoes…