This is the "Fine" sliding eat rowboat from the previous video, all sanded and having the cloth applied. I use a squeegee to push the epoxy through the weave of the cloth, and press the cloth against the hull.
The boat is off the forms, and last week I sanded and glassed the inside of the hull. I made up the gunwale stock yesterday, and routed the bottom edge and glued it this afternoon. Tomorrow I'll sand the hull flush with the gunwales, and start on the bulkheads and maybe the decks.
The shiny thing on the top of the radial arm saw is a lid for a cedar strip case for my wife's new ukulele.
You can build all sorts of things with cedar strip!
The wherry has been removed from the forms, and sanded and glassed on the interior. It's starting to look like a boat, next will be fitting of the gunwhales.
The seal coat has been applied, and the real colours of the cedar are popping out. The stem and little arrow features are yellow cedar, everything else is just variations in colour on red cedar, from dark chocolate to pale. I love the Wood available here!
I've started a new Cosine Wherry to be delivered to West Vancouver. The first dozen strips are flat-sawn as opposed to the vertical grain strips that are more common. I think they will look like ripples on still water, especially once the glass and epoxy are applied. Nice dark cedar too, always amazes me the variation in colour in the red cedar. The little line of chevrons is yellow cedar, for a nice contrast.
Both boats are all finished, will be taking them to their new owner next week. If the snow and ice on the bay would melt I will test pilot the wee lassie 2, never built on of these before.
Have the pair of Wee Lassies in the basement for finishing. Using system three WR-LPU gloss on the exterior, satin on the inside and decks (for less glare). working on seats, and backrests in the shop.
Both boats are assembled, ready for fill coats and sealing epoxy on gunwhales. The Wee Lassie II is in the foreground, is about 2 feet longer and a bit deeper than the Wee Lassie behind it.
Rick Crook of Oyster Bay Boats Pender Harbour BC