New photos 11/17/08
Page 8, Building the 41-Plus DUCK
| It's good to see a ship
actually being built because it gives you a good idea of the
yard's craftsmanship. When things look neat DURING construction
you can have a good idea that things are being done correctly.
So if you're examining a boat, look UNDERNEATH and behind things.
If the stuff out of sight is properly done the odds are good
the rest of the ship is too. Bad work is easily hid! After all,
as we used to say in a yacht building place I worked in many
years ago; "putty and paint is what we poor carpenters ain't!"
Of course in that case there were very few unskilled carpenters
besides me and a few others desperately trying to learn "the
game" at this yard. We, and I include myself in that "we"
with a great deal of awareness of what a small part I played
(hey floor sweeping is important too!) but just the same WE
built a double planked teak deck 110' sailing schooner in around
6 months. Those Maine wood shipbuilding guys were incredible
craftsmen. Here's some more random shots of the new 41-Plus construction.
We expect to see her complete and hitting the water soon!
View into the Passageway
Fwd. wall of the Wheelhouse
| Steering Consul with Sliding
exterior door at side
Wheelhouse Dinette Table Bench
The photos below and the next few pages
were taken by me October, 2008. You'll see a few duplications
of views shown earlier probably but that's OK. They're good shots!
| Built on Cockpit awning
frame and mast tabernacle
Ladder rungs provide roof acess
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