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.