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.

Ah. Real progress.
Frame 5 in place on the front backbone. It’s nice when all the pieces fit well!
OK, not the best photo, but that is the bow piece.

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 at my old work, so I am filling in for a few days. I normally work about 2 hours a week at this point. It’s quite a bit more right now. This December I enter my 41st year with the company. Amazing.

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.

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The original plans call for the boat to be 4.5 meters.  Yann Quenet, the designer, also drew up a set with a total length of 5 meters, which is what I am building.  5 meters is 16.4 feet. Follow the YANN link to see the plans page.  Reminder, the plan details assume you are a professional builder on this design so no detail is given on things like hatches, windows and joinery.

The first build was done by Alexandre Badri.  Thanks to Bateaux (check this link for a story about this boat) for the use of their images.  I’ll always try to link to their article. Let’s give them some traffic as a thank you.  And Alexandre, wow, you do nice work!

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