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