Commissioned a new boat from well-known local workboat builder. Putting a 1926 Universal 1-cylinder in it. Just because.
like many of us, when I was a mere lad, I've taken apart a bunch of old lawn mower and vertical shaft motors. the points are behind the flywheel.
Very little. Very flat bottom and little sheer. Classic Goddard working skiff for trot lining and oyster tonging; very "stiff" laterally so you can stand on and work off the washboard (gunnel).Can't tell from the photos, but is there any sheer (no you perverts, this is not about gender) on that hull?
No West or other coating...just paint or varnish. Trying to faithfully recreate a 1920s Piney Point work skiff. Will be a trailer queen under cover most of the time.....brought to shows like St. Michaels or an occasional weekend putt.It has less sheer than an old Browning Tri-hull. But it will be fun for an evening putt.
You going to West System it?
Sounds awesome Bill, please keep us up with progress pictures.No West or other coating...just paint or varnish. Trying to faithfully recreate a 1920s Piney Point work skiff. Will be a trailer queen under cover most of the time.....brought to shows like St. Michaels or an occasional weekend putt.
I've collected all of the period correct hardware for it...cleats, bollard, rudder and rudder quadrant, steering wheel with wire rope pulley head, etc. All to make the final result look like a brand new 1926 work skiff. The only modern bits I snuck in are a small lawn tractor alternator and a small battery so it will have running lights and a bilge pump.
In the first few pics, the wood looks like new wood, fresh, clean. In later pics, the wood look old, re-used. Has it been treated with something?