Friday, May 22, 2015

We Do Too Much - The Launching of "Blue Pike"

During the ceremony, we read the boat blessing written by Jawon Jordan.
May God bless the water and the boat
May we be guided as we float
May angels steer us through the day
As heavens from above guide the way.
After the boat was christened, "Blue Pike", we went for sea trials.
Notice that we added a wheel to Mighty Oak (blue stripe). 

The red boat (Blue Pike) gets a head start off the dock.

Getting in line for the race.
Racing fun!
 Blue Pike is the winner!

Friday, March 13, 2015

March Madness

Time flies when you're having fun! There's an update from the boat shop.

Oar handles getting rounded and finished up!
We decided to change the shape of the yoke that was provided with the kit.  There's what we came up with! We are getting it rounded over, sanded, and ready for varnish!

Both skiffs in the shop getting prepped for spring.  Getting fresh varnish, new leathers, fresh paint job, etc.  We can't wait to get out on the water and race them!

Finally, working on floorboards using the old ones from our first skiff as a pattern.  We beveled the edge so it fit against the hull.
Looking good!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Happy Thankskiffing

Our Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful, we had a great dinner with each other.
This is a picture of us having a great Thanksgiving dinner together.

We're putting the last finishing touches on the skiff.

This is one of our great students doing detail work on the skiff.

This is one of our students taking the edge tape off.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Paint It Up Boat Style

We're putting the second coat of primer. 

After we put the primer on, we put on our first coat of paint. 

Now we scuffed the thwarts and prepared for varnishing.
Applied varnish on the foot stretcher brackets.

We applied burgundy paint on the sheer strake.