Once again vacation (kayaking,windsurfing,and sailing at Cuttyhunk Island),our building project,and,alas,life have overtaken blogging. Well,Chine bLog is back. The good news is that the design and building project –the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe –is progressing well.
As you can see,the stringers are mostly on and [...]
Great news out of our little boatyard here at Chine bLog headquarters:the main hull –wa’a –of the skin-on-frame outrigger canoe now has outwales and thus shows her shape. There is still a little to do in the stern with the port outwale needing a little more coaxing to get into shape. The [...]
The skin-on-frame outrigger canoe has been coming together in the last week or so. The pieces I formed over the winter months were ready for the keel,which got all its rib mortises. With a first coat of linseed oil on,I began tying the major structural elements together. The arrival of spring is clearly [...]
One of the aspects to designing and building my own boat is the noodling on very specific problems –how would X work,how do I need to construct Y,how big does Z need to be,etc. To think through these issues I have done some mini-lofting –full-sized drawings of pieces of the [...]