View Full Version : Haven 12.5 bow shot

02-25-2002, 03:40 PM
Nice shot of the Herreshoff profile on Dan's Haven.

Chadd Hamilton
02-25-2002, 03:50 PM
That boat looks fantastic!


02-25-2002, 05:33 PM
Nice Work! Really nice work!

02-25-2002, 05:40 PM
Great photo keep them coming, it is inspirational.

02-25-2002, 06:01 PM
That has to be the most beautiful dolly I've seen. Nice boat too. Very nice boat.


Dave Fleming
02-25-2002, 06:37 PM
ACES, simply ACES, or so says I.

Art Read
02-26-2002, 04:14 AM
Oh, man! That sheerstrake is SCULPTURE! I can't believe how "finished" she looks. I hadn't even decided just exactly where my sheer line was gonna BE yet when I was at that point... Just goes to show the difference between building a boat as intended like Dan did, and putting wood together and then "shaving" it back off again 'till a boat "appears" like I'm doing! ;)

(BTW, I agree with Norm, that cradle is a work of art, too! You ought to draw up plans for it and market it. Or maybe do an article for "WoodenBoat" on how you built it? I've got to ask though... How in hell do you keep your shop looking like that? Do you do surgery in there too? LOL!)

Hugh Paterson
02-26-2002, 04:57 AM
Pretty boat, and I have to agree with Art that workshop is just toooooo clean, but I feel guilty enough to take the broom to mine now ;)

02-26-2002, 07:29 AM
I'm sure he only cleaned it for the picture. Nice job.

02-26-2002, 08:26 AM
I can only hope my refurb will look half as nice. Looks great! More photos please! (and I thought my dolly was nice,..wow)
Bob K.

Dan Nielsen
02-26-2002, 11:40 AM
Thanks for the nice words everybody ...... and Paul for posting the picture.

As for the shop, I spent much of my youth at a horse stable and was trained to sweep things up at the end of each day. Now it is done out of habit, but it has gotten to the point where it is therapeutic. I will take that any way I can get it.

ken mcclure
02-26-2002, 12:01 PM
Y'know, I see this kinda stuff and I really start to feel inferior. ;)

It's good to have reminders like this so that I can see what a truly good job looks like.

The durn thing looks to be going fast just sitting there. That's partly the design, but largely the level of care and workmanship that's gone into her.

Be proud.

Art Read
02-26-2002, 02:29 PM
If you haven't already seen it, this link to the "Haven Builders Page" has a GREAT series of pictures of the building proccess... (Look for Dan Nielsen under the "Builders" tab)


02-26-2002, 09:04 PM
Great picture, the sheerstrake looks super. Is the sheerstrake white oak? I've been to the havenbuilders sight and the picts there are first rate. Thanks for posting them.


Dan Nielsen
02-27-2002, 08:13 AM
Thanks. Yep, the sheerstrakes are from white oak. The Herreshoff "swell" was cut in using a round bottom plane.

03-01-2002, 02:49 PM
Not to take the "wind out of your sails" BUT I gotta say that, that dolly is a must in my shop. It wil be built THIS WEEK!!

Beautiful and inspiring!!

09-16-2006, 03:36 PM
Here's the missing picture from Pauls initial post: