View Full Version : 20' Whitehall - Fish Eye View

Tom Hoffman
10-23-2005, 06:44 PM
Just took these today, they gave a different and interesting perspective to the boat, can't wait to get all the junk in the garage put away and get the boat down to continue on this fall and winter with the interior work, so she will be ready to go come spring. Moving is a pain..... http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid191/p10eecb5699782e6bfaff785682d4f0ee/f1c3e69e.jpg.thumb.jpg http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid191/p72705e448ae31dba8e284bf89390af5f/f1c3e5f9.jpg.thumb.jpg http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid191/p8504b0150f7b35c1f1927bc0b70419cd/f1c3e59d.jpg.thumb.jpg


Tom Hoffman
10-23-2005, 06:56 PM
Oops....Wrong size. May be these will be easier to see. http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid191/p10eecb5699782e6bfaff785682d4f0ee/f1c3e69e.jpg http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid191/p72705e448ae31dba8e284bf89390af5f/f1c3e5f9.jpg http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid191/p8504b0150f7b35c1f1927bc0b70419cd/f1c3e59d.jpg

Hole these are easier to view.

Steve Lansdowne
10-23-2005, 07:26 PM
Hey, while those fish are wide-eyed-edly gazing at your scenic hull, it should be easy to slip a net over the side and snag a few for dinner. I guarantee they'll be smiling as they come outa the water, what with getting to see the inside of the boat also.

Rod Tait
10-24-2005, 04:48 PM
Looking very nice. Figured you would have had that finished by now ;) ! We are about ready to glass the outside of ours. Like you, we have approached this differently (thank you for your input)than the plans call for. We will be glassing the outside and then adding the keel and outer stem. Glueing on with epoxy and then setting long bronze screws through the floor timbers and bronze bolts through transom knee and stem cap into the overlapped keel after we glass the inside.

I have a few pictures on my site of progress so far.
Whitehall (http://www.orcaboats.ca/photopost)

Tom Hoffman
10-25-2005, 10:13 AM
Hi Rod,

Yes I wanted it finished by the end of August, but I reached a point where I just couldn't stand to look at it much less work on it for about 60 days, then all of a sudden we had to move as our house which we had on the market for 2 years finally sold. That forced me to get at least the outside done, so I could get it off the frames and move it.

Now I am sitting with less than a third of the space I use to have, and all the stuff from my shop filling all the available floor space. Thus the aerial storage solution. I should have all the stuff put away by mid November, then I can get the boat down and get going on it again.

Looked at your pics, but couldn't figure out how to navigate around on it, from what I could see though, you guys are making good progress.


10-25-2005, 02:23 PM
Beautiful views, Tom! Thanks for sharing them.

Rod Tait
10-25-2005, 04:54 PM
I have had a good many people tell me that the gallery is hard to navigate and I have forwarded my thoughts to my web designer. Next site update we will make it easier to navigate. The photos can be found by going to the personal albums index and then selecting the boat, which will bring up all the photos of that particular boat.

Garrett Lowell
10-27-2005, 06:36 AM
Just beautiful. You plan on rowing, sailing, or both?

10-27-2005, 11:55 AM
Tom, you glued over white oak using titebond 111, correct? I've been using titebond111 were i can and epoxy where I have to. Just reaffirming my construction technique.

Tom Hoffman
10-27-2005, 09:00 PM
Garrett, I built it to row and put a motor on to get back up the river when we get tired. I also have a plan to go to the Fla. Keys, and snorkel and dive off it in the mangrove back waters there.

Chuck, Yes, I have used Titebond III everywhere glue was needed. I have White Oak Keel, WRC strips, White Oak Gunwales outboard, Ash Gunwales inboard, and a Black WalnutTransom. Titebond III works very well.

L.W. Baxter
10-27-2005, 09:19 PM
That's a real pleasing shape. A guy could wear out his shop floor walking around and around it, eh?