Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ready....Set....SUMMER!

We used a bench plane to trim down the stem so that it will fit under the keel.
Here we spread the epoxy on the bow stem to make it stick to the inner stem. Cheeeese aye!
Between the blue pieces of tape we spread the epoxy substance on the front of the skiff so the bow stem will stay in place.  
After putting the epoxy glue on the bow stem at the front of the skiff, then we placed the bow stem into place.
We put two screws on each end of the keel and tied piece of string really tight to make sure the keel was nice and straight. 
In this picture, we taped along the keel so the epoxy doesn't get on the skiff when we glue the keel on.
We spread the epoxy substance on the keel and skiff and put the keel in place.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Float Your Boat

My classmates and I are painting the skiff with a special coat of bottom paint to prevent algae and zebra mussels from growing on the underside of the boat.
After bottom painting, we used a level to install the thwarts in the boat.
We continued to install the thwarts in the boat.
We installed the coxswain's seat and floorboard and the foot stretchers.
We used the sander to sand down tabs on the sides of the board.
We used a router to round over the edge of the rudder yoke.
We finally put the finished boat in the water and went rowing.
Still rowing with our oars, coming into the dock.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Two Boats At A Time

 
My homies flexing on this boat to make it level in order to find the water line.
After we leveled the boat, we taped out the water line, and then painted the bottom of the boat.
We rolled the paint out with a roller and then tipped it out with a brush.
Almost done with our first coat of bottom paint.
We sanded the coxswain's seat for Skiff #1.
Rounding the top of the keel before attaching it to our boat.
We are tapering the stem.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Keeling It


We marked the stem where it hits the keel, so we could cut the stem off
We were using the thickness planer to make the wood thinner to use for our stern stem.

We were gluing the wood we planed down to the stem to make it thicker.
Shaving down the stem so it will fit with the keel.  We were working hard on the boat.