Building Hands On

Sukha Build – Day 12

So far I have built the following: Strongback Frames 3, 4, 5, 7 Backbones, 1 front and 2 rear Now, this involved a lot of layout, butt joints, and cutting, so the progress feels further than those few bits and pieces. Besides, it is starting to look a bit like […]

Sukha Build – Day 11

This is a test fitting on the sidewalk, a great way to get a sense of how we will fit inside. Reminder: Guiclémanac’h is the name of the design.  Sukha is the name of this particular boat.  Sukha is easier/possible to say, so I’ll mostly write Sukha. Click here to see […]

Sukha Build – Day 10

A quick note. Here’s what I did this morning. It is starting to go 3-D. Now it gets exciting. The rest of life halts boat building for the rest of the day, at this point anyway. Work. Relatives. Time with my wife. Stuff. I retired, but there is an emergency […]

Sukha Build – Day 9

I’ve started 7 boat builds. I finished 4. Will I finish this boat? I am pretty sure I will, but this morning I was thinking back. What went wrong with the other three? For my first attempt, a Bolger Sneakeasy, my fantasy surpassed my skills and after a while, it […]

Emily Builds a Sailboat

Not many women build boats. Emily does! Follow along as she shares her experience in this excellent video series. Enjoy the playlist, which will expand as she adds more videos. Bookmark this page and check back. Playlist controls are in the upper right-hand corner of the video.