Brooks Wooden Boat Course

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Day 12 The Dog Days of Boat Builders.

Coming back from a day off spent unifying with fellow classmates we made some serious progress. Jory and Ryan came together to mount the dagger board trunk on the “Reef Runner.” Mr. Saunders led Nick, Ravi, and Eliot to secure the gunnels to the sides. These gunnels will serve to protect the boat from any collisions or accidents that we all know Willie would get into. Tyler slaved away on both the ban saw and the table saw. He was cutting out the knees. Each knee has structural importance to the boat. Andrew ~


After having two days off the whole Boat Building crew was eager to get back to work. The first project of the day was installing the dagger board into Reef Runner. While the dagger board was being installed, we finished epoxying the middle frame into boat X. The next step was putting the mast step into each of the boats. As we waited for the epoxy to dry on the middle frame, we epoxied the gunnels to the sides of boat X. 
Meanwhile the Reef Runner crew finished epoxying and screwing down the corner frame pieces. While all this work was being done on the boats, Nick Vas #7 was busy putting the finishing touches on both of the masts. After lunch, we were back at it. The epoxy on the middle frame was dry so we were able to put the dagger board into boat X. We also started to cover up the cracks in the boats with fiberglass.  Eliot ~


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