Archive for April, 2012
Here’s the PAINE 14 transom. Its shape is taken from the full sized lofting that comes with the plans. The top strake is made of the best looking piece of Honduras Mahogany I could find in my shop. The lower part is clad on the outside with mahogany, but the inside, shown here, is of marine plywood.
Here’s the PAINE 14 rudder after one-half hour with 36-grit sandpaper on a Makita 7.5″ diameter grinder. The plies of the plywood serve as a guide to get everything fair and smooth. One layer of 12-oz. fiberglass cloth will be epoxied on to make it more durable.
Here’s the starting point of the PAINE 14 rudder. One thing about boatbuilding- you can’t have too many clamps. If I had a dozen more, I’d have used them.
I was in Miami last week and walking marinas looking for my children, as I am wont to do, when I spotted a lovely blue Morris 46, RUNAGATE. It happened that one of the owners was aboard so I had a wonderful visit and an opportunity to be photographed in lovely, Morris-built surroundings. The boat is maintained in near new condition and the owner absolutely loves it. Does my heart good.
I visited Jean and Maggie Beaulieu at Classic Boatshop yesterday. They had added my hardwood order for my little PAINE 14 to their larger monthly order and I was there to pick it up. What a lovely surprise when they gave me a beautifully detailed half model of my PISCES 21! It’s kindnesses like this that make the boat design trade so special. You can view their latest newsletter by clicking here: www.classicboatshop.com