You have a nice boat there. Would not need that many boats with that one.
Well, the splash well is supposed to get a trimmed up outboard head.
Finishing,... well beginning first: double stripes of teak (first layer parallel to keel up) at different angle than second). Each strip individually coated in west system epoxy before assembly to avoid total water contamination from one piece to the other. Then, after assembly, under water line epoxy + 300gsm cloth to give some structure. Above waterline: 5 epoxy and one 107gsm satin weave and 9 PU to protect from UV.
All epoxy from West System, dunno remember the number, but the one partly UV proof. Despite all layers, all grain still perfectly visible, no bubble, no halo,... It is actually a full composite boat with a solid teak core (no veneer, even the transom had teak core). By the way, my pilot house was bought as wreck with completely soft core. All was replaced by teak/epoxy/fg lamination. This transom will outlast my bones.
Voila. This boat is a long story.... starting with a design(er) that would never hold together, a customer that wanted me to take as my own idea, a deposit that would not be paid, then a design that I totally reworked. Anyway, that was no real business, just side fun to show to our furniture customers.
Now I am no more building boats for the others. I am looking at finding a company to build me a displacement hull trawler looking, maybe steel, aluminum or composite, either getting it based on Bruce Roberts or other drawings, or getting it built from scratch. Some cute really old tugboats are still operating here. If I was sure the hull was still OK and no asbestos, I would be seriously drooling at them.
Oh and then now it is forbidden to import less than 5 years old boats
But then again, w/o mechanic I can only operate 50hp inboard or 150 outboard.... but a 50hp that I can boost up to 70 would also be OK
... but a trawler with an outboard.... maybe if well hidden but still... A trawler needs to smoke black, have the slow rpm vibrations reminding our mother's womb hart beats and smell gasoil in the bilge.
Re Anchor, yes Spade. On their website, they give templates and wrote that we could do them by ourselves, but would be cheaper buying from them... Well, thank you. Did some minor changes, especially gliding shackle. I never had such a good anchor. Especially I get used to anchor in difficult places with very high current. Almost never failed.
The danforth type also had been made just asking locals weld there and there. But too light and "flies" in the current even with a quite heavy chain.
Alaskan sea-duction, What is PNW?
RT Firefly, yes, I make a lot of fun out of other's stupidity. But my best subject is my own stupidity