View Full Version : Redwing 21 Pilothouse completed

06-21-2010, 03:43 PM
Just wanted to share a slide show/video by a friend who was at the "craning day" event for my just completed Karl Stambaugh Redwing 21. It was craned over the garage and onto a flatbed. Its been a 7 year project that commenced after taking Warren Barker's Fundamentals of Boat Building class at Wooden Boat School.

She still lacks some trim and cockpit canvas. Is a boat ever really done?

On particulars, constructed with Southern Yellow Pine frames/floors, Okume plywood, bronze fastened, CVG Doug Fir structural members, Red Meranti sole, Sapele "sheerstrakes", West Systems epoxy, and 20 hp outboard. Displacement 2750# with fuel and water.

Maiden voyage went well - 6.5 miles from the travel lift to moorage - no leaks and floated on her lines. So far, seems well suited for intended inland water use - Columbia and Willamette Rivers and hopefully Puget Sound.

Tidbits I've found on the Wooden Boat forum have been helpful these past few years - thanks for the assistance.

I did have a route out around the house but the crane price was quite reasonable, easier, and a helluva lot faster.


Link to video:


06-21-2010, 03:52 PM
Very nice.

donald branscom
06-21-2010, 04:01 PM
Beautiful job.

The video was annoying because it keeps stopping every few seconds.

wizbang 13
06-21-2010, 04:11 PM
The music on the vid is also annoying. The fiddle needs a spray of pam or something.

Peerie Maa
06-21-2010, 04:13 PM
Beautiful job.

The video was annoying because it keeps stopping every few seconds.

When that happens, just stop the video and do something else for a few minutes whilst it buffers. Then it will play right through.

06-21-2010, 04:28 PM
Crikey, what a bunch of whiners.

The boat is beautiful, the music is terrific, and the video played just fine.

06-21-2010, 05:22 PM
Nice boat! Congrats.

06-21-2010, 05:28 PM
Good job! Would love to see pictures of the build.. and of the inside as well.. Hope to start next year on a similar build.. 23 lofted but may go for the 26'.

Smooth seas ahead for you..

06-21-2010, 06:16 PM
She really is a beauty! I bet you pay pennies per mile, too. I like the twin skegs - they'll be handy on those shifting sand bars. What brand of motor did you go with?

Mike Vogdes
06-21-2010, 06:36 PM
Very nice job!

06-21-2010, 06:59 PM
Thanks for the comments. Sorry about the audio on the slide show; seems better/worse on different internet connections.

Used a Honda outboard; still very new. Liked the 12 amp alternator.

Here's a link to my Facebook albums - one of the build and one of the launch for the person requesting pics (please ignore the comments!).

Build (34 photos):

Launch (8 photos):


David G
06-21-2010, 09:29 PM

Thanks for sharing. She looks beautiful! Mark said he was gonna watch the spectacle. She's sure come a fair ways since I saw here. Congrats! I'd love to see her now that she's in the water. Where are you keeping her?