Monday, May 22, 2017

St. Jacques 22 May 17 Paint and Varnish

22 May 17:

Added forward seat cleat. Sanded interior and gunwale. Rust-Oleum Marine Topside Oyster White on the interior. Jamestown Distributors TotalBoat Wood Sealer the Gleam Varnish Satin for rail caps and gunwale. #totalboat

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

St. Jacques 21 May 17 Stemhead

21 May 17:

Shaped the stem head. Assembled the rudder for fun, still need to sand profile on the edge.

Build Log of St. Jacques.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

St. Jacques Log 20 May 17 Rail Caps

20 May 17:

Cut the aft rail caps, planed to 5/16th inch thickness. Trimmed to fit. Fastened with Jamestown Distributors TotalBoat THIXO Flex. Sanded the mid rail caps

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Friday, May 19, 2017

St. Jacques Log 19 May 17 Rail Cap and Transom

19 May 17:

Fastened mid rail caps today with TotalBoat THIXO Flex. Shaped the quarter knee caps with 40 grit on belt sander., rasp and 80-120 grit on random orbital sander. Sanded transom with 120 grit. Applied TotalBoat Wood Sealer to transom and quarter knee caps.

St. Jacques' Log

The Dory Book by Gardner

Today's Classic. The Dory Book by John Gardner. All you need to know about dories. This book was a great help while we worked on Barbashela.

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SBR Library

We just bought a library from a boat builder and received the books over the last few days. Some are duplicates of classics that we already have but there are a lot that we have never seen, including one from 1901. We will showcase them as we go through them, add a photo of the cover and table of contents.

We also will add them to our custom Small Boat list on Worldcat, the largest online world catalog. If you follow the link to Worldcat Small Boat, you can review our book list, find a book that you like, click on it and see if a library close to you has it. Read our review. And see which booksellers have the best price.

Today's Classic. The Dory Book by John Gardner. All you need to know about dories. This book was a great help while we worked on Barbashela.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The New Sunfish 1953 from ALCORT

Found this vintage ad for THE NEW Sunfish circa 1953. Check out the long coaming and beautiful sail. Alex Bryan, co founder of ALCORT with Cortlandt Heyniger, took the boat out for initial trials. She looks just like our 1953 Sunfish Zip.


St. Jacques Log Rail Caps 18 May 17

18 May 17:

Cut out the rail cap blanks, planed them to 5/16th inch thickness.

Fastened the rail caps with Jamestown Distributors TotalBoat THIXO.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

St. Jacques Log 11 May 17 Rail Cap

11 May 17:

Got the mid rail caps cut out and fit. Shaped the oarlock pads. Fit the first oarlock socket. Vacuumed the bilge.

Cut and fit the mid rail caps. Vacuumed the bilge.

Fit the first oarlock socket.

St. Jacques full build log.