View Full Version : A launch and a show
05-08-2002, 07:18 PM
Introduced to the water, she wants to take off on her own.
A sharp eye will recognize Robb White's "Thanksgiving" boat next to mine at the Apalachicola boat show last month.
See more at; Imagestation (http://www.imagestation.com/album/index.html?id=4291838577&mode=&idx=0)
[ 05-23-2002, 07:57 PM: Message edited by: Joe Sengl ]
05-08-2002, 07:36 PM
It's a beauty I wish you many happy hours aboard .
Is that water or air she's floating on?
05-08-2002, 08:27 PM
Donn, that's some real high quality H2O at the headwaters of the Wacissa river in Florida. There are at least twelve, named springs feeding into that river for it's first two miles. It's a true wilderness experience when the air boats aren't around.
05-08-2002, 09:39 PM
very, very nice indeed!!
05-09-2002, 12:08 AM
Beautiful! Just kisses the surface. Looks a lot like my Macgreggor and seems to run like it on the water. I like the straight stern better than the Mac as it makes for a neater rudder arrangement.
05-09-2002, 02:25 AM
Joe... As Bernadette and David have said... "very very nice indeed"... I would add my own discriptive comment of "Aweflaminsome"! Shes a job Well done mate :cool:
Take it easy
05-09-2002, 06:27 AM
Congratulations! That is a sweet looking craft! :D
05-09-2002, 07:49 AM
Dreamy. Looks like something out of a dream. Thanks for posting!
05-09-2002, 10:00 AM
As they say, that is one beautiful little boat. I WANT ONE! No, I dare not. Ah, temptation....
The woodenboat forum and ImageStation make a wonderful tool for us vicarious boat lovers, indeed.
--Norm (From the land where the water is to thick to drink and to thin to plow)
05-09-2002, 10:42 AM
Man, you guys make me feel so inept...
05-09-2002, 12:05 PM
John of Phoenix
05-09-2002, 12:59 PM
Oh yea! All so beautiful. And Apalachicola bay oysters! You've got it GOOOD!
05-09-2002, 01:00 PM
Beautiful, both the boat and the photo of her in the clear, clear water. Also nice to see that such a beauty will sport an OH prefix on her registration.
Scrumptious, all (boat, water, photo.)
05-09-2002, 01:37 PM
Nice boat! smile.gif And lookit Norm up there. I can see his wheels turning all the way from Michigan.
And it looks like the anti-grav unit works just fine. ;)
[ 05-09-2002, 01:39 PM: Message edited by: Rich VanValkenburg ]
05-09-2002, 01:45 PM
Looks gorgeous. And since it also looked familiar, I was going to ask what it was, but decided to search the archives first.
"Iain Oughtred's "Wee Rob" is a 12 foot lapstrake canoe. I have built one of these to plan with 4mm Ocoume plywood and nearly 100% old mahogany for backbone, stems and trim. Even while new, this thing looks like an antique classic, baby whale boat, kind of like Greg H's "Whilly Boat" only smaller, with twice as many planks and no big hole in the bottom. In the canoe's open configuration, there are two thwarts fastened under cleats that are googed to the
inwale, the forward thwart being the mast partner. To maintain the elegance of this small canoe, I would like to use decorative head copper rivets or roves to fasten the thwarts, as these would be the only visible fasteners on the entire craft. I would like to use a slightly greater head diameter fastener on the forward thwart than the aft. I suppose all you have to do is shave material off the larger ones to get what you want so forget that. Anybody know where I can get a few nice copper rivets, or do I have to wave my wand and make these myself? "
- from the Decorative Fasteners (http://media5.hypernet.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=004235) thread a while back.
So Joe, did you go with the diamond headed bolts from William Clements?
And now that I look closely, I can't see any centerboard trunk. Are you planning on building leeboards?
[ 05-09-2002, 01:50 PM: Message edited by: Tom Dugan ]
05-09-2002, 01:46 PM
When they're this little, you should throw them back.
05-09-2002, 01:51 PM
Bill only had the 1/4" diamond headed bolts so I got the 3/16" X 4" bolts, ground the diamond on the head myself and cut 'em off right. They look great, especially since the shine is gone and a patina has started to show.
The kick-up rudder, steering yolk and leeboard are now being fashioned. After meeting Robb White, I plan to use his method for building light, hollow spars. What's left? A sail. Some 2 ounce material should do.
[ 05-09-2002, 01:58 PM: Message edited by: Joe Sengl ]
John of Phoenix
05-09-2002, 02:01 PM
Joe, for a fella who builds such beautiful boats, you've a real mean streak in ya. ;) I learned to sail on your lovely bay many years ago. We'd pull up on the beach for lunch, and find a few of those oysters, pop a cold one (or two), kick back and watch the world go by for awhile. About the prettiest place there is on the Gulf coast I think. Glad to see you're taking care of it. :D
05-09-2002, 02:02 PM
Pictures of her sailing are mandatory on this forum, of course. :D
Sounds like fun!
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