Since 1978 I have been fortunate to sail wooden boats. In 2006 I set out to find a Drascombe Longboat Cruiser for single-handed expedition sailing. This is the continuing story of how it came to be, our adventures, notes on the maritime world and other things I don't want to forget...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Twisted Stave

After a planning meeting at Deltaville Maritime a few of us dropped by Capt. Crunch's sign shop where a few volunteers were building a 1/2 scale model of a deadrise fishing boat. It will be an interactive in the new exhibit building...

Russell shapes staves that cross plank the bow. The model is being built upside down
and will be flipped once the 'underwater' part of the hull is completed

John England inspects the stave. It has been band sawed out of thicker
stock to form the twisted shape needed at that point.

Looking aft. The stem is at the bottom left, the keel running back,
and the chine on the bottom right.

The horn timber curves to bring the flat aft end up to the
surface of the water. This is to create the bouyancy needed to semi-plane...
desired in a fast running Chesapeake fishing boat.

Deadrise at work
Painting ©Curt Bowman 2013

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