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Project Stages

   Getting Started

   Hull Construction

   > Building the Form

   > Planking

   > Fiberglass

   > Fitting the Frames

   > Lower Deck

   > Ballast Test

   > Main Deck & Finishing

   Masting and Rigging

   Into the Water


 About the project

Cleaning up the inside of the hull was a lot harder than the outside of the hull because the flat tools don’t contact the wood properly. I hoped the ship’s plane (on the right) would get around this problem with its variable curvature shoe. It didn’t work very well. Next was the slightly curved scraper shown on the left. This tool worked pretty well but it was slow. So…

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