Our friend Klaus Hafner (make sure and check out his aluminum river boat build) pointed out a book that might be of interest:
Bruce, found and already read this book. The Warm Dry Boat, by Roger McAfee Some very good informations to deal with venting and heating boats, discussing different techniques and efforts. Maybe you are interested to offer, was not possible to get it from Amazon, just a used one for more 100$ I paid incl shipping to Frankfurt ca. 50$ Br, klaus
This is the contact Navigator Stove Works LLC [[email protected]] Andrew Moore Navigator Stove Works LLC 509 Double Hill Road Eastsound, Washington 98245 USA Ph. 360 376 5161
The Navigator Stove Works, Inc. web site referenced looks quite interesting and detailed. Keeping a boat warm and dry always seems to be a challenge. New/good ideas for maintaining your living spaces is something to keep abreast of.
Today is Lego’s 50th Anniversary (see the link for a nice history and background page). I’m sure many of you have played (or still play) with Lego blocks… great toys. My son loves to play with them, as I always (and still do) love them.
Many people have gotten into the celebration. Google‘s logo for the day is an example.
To make sure we have a boating tie-in here, check out Sunday’s, Mad Marinerâ„¢ slideshow, which is a great collection of lego boats from various Legoland venues. The detail these builders achieve is incredible to me. The page also has some downloadable wallpaper selections if you want to have one as your screen background.
For full disclosure, I write some paid articles for Mad Marinerâ„¢.
Ready to work after some errands earlier in the day (including picking up a little more construction adhesive). Get the tools out and find out I’m out of screws. I knew there was something else I was supposed to get at the store. Another quick trip and then we can start. Why can you never do any project with hitting Home Depot multiple times???
Anyway, got a few more strips on the hull bottom at the bow. The designer specifies that these will need to be narrower to take the twist. He’s right, they are under a pretty good load there.
Doesn’t show as well in the picture, but there is actually a curve to the bow now. Of course the other thing that doesn’t show is the gap in one spot that will have to be dealt with… otherwise, I think we’ll sink 🙂
A little of the strain of putting those in place goes a long way for me. Putting wood under a bunch of tension and getting it fastened is a bit nerveracking to me, for whatever reason, so after getting a few sections in place, I moved to another project.
I did the initial trim for the hull bottom at the chine logs. Some places with a jigsaw to get it close, and then the entire thing with the hand planer. I got it down to within about 1/16″ over the entire hull. I’ll make one final pass getting it totally flush and then we’ll be about ready to put the hull sides on. I may start on that before I totally finish the bow. My shed doesn’t have much room at the front, and its awkward up there.
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Launching today (Tuesday, the 22nd) on a voyage from Germany to Venezuela, the 462′ MS Beluga will be using a SkySail to provide an expected 20% fuel use savings. Pretty slick as we come full circle from sail to power moving back to sail. Wonder when we’ll see more "personal" versions of this type of sail.
There probably aren’t what you are thinking… we’re not talking amphibious aircraft, but rather boats in water so clear that it looks like they aren’t even floating. Beautiful pictures, and I found the fact that there were multiple "out there" fascinating.