this machine bends steel bars. they need "sheer", the vertical dip in the hull from bow to stern, and sideways curve to form the widest point at the beam to the narrowest at the bow and stern.
but... there are some cracks in the cedar strip hull. so i have decided to fiberglas it. a guy is coming tomorrow.
this is getting out of hand.
it will be pretty amazingly strong i think once all this is done. for real. gimme strength.
next we will figure out the exact angle i want it to sit at and we can start the footing.
Oh, and the board with holes in it, represents the amount of the bow that will be underground.
standing on the ladder, darren is demonstrating someone standing at ground level.
i know i don't usually write about posts but today i make an exception.
this is the rowboat i bought and just picked up from shady side maryland. a 17 hour day in total which is kind of epic, but here she is. a brand new (unfinished) whitehall hull! so beautifully made and all safe and sound at darren's shop. next comes a ton of work to get it ready for installation.