Author: Ed Neal

0

Boatbuilding Alfresco

Tom Baugher is building a 15ft. center console power boat in his backyard.  What  is so remarkable is that Tom has built the boat totally outdoors without any roof or sidewalls to shelter  the...

FIRST LIGHT Launched!

The balmy weather of April 30 was just right to launch FIRST LIGHT built by Mike Latham.  Mike together with Paula Smith and Mike’s sons Daniel and Jacob floated her free for the first time...

Anchors Aweigh at the Boatbuilding Basics Workshop!

March 3:  The Boatbuilding Basics Workshop is underway!  Two Six-Hour Canoes are under construction and will come together over five consecutive Saturdays. On Saturday, March 10 the two crews got the bottoms on.  On...

Boatbuilding Basics Workshop: Build the Six-Hour Canoe

 CABBS is offering a Boatbuilding Basics Workshop.  Participants will learn hands-on by building  a “Six-Hour Canoe” designed by Mike O’Brien, the editor and publisher of Boat Design Quarterly. The single-person boat is 15 feet long...

Bending Wood with Steam, Muscle and Steel

Presentation by: Rick Blamer, CABBS member Rick Blamer fired up his steam box and gave a live steam bending demonstration. To show how its done, he brought along a bending jig to make a...

Caring for Your Sails and Rigging

To be competitive today a racing sailboat is not rigged with stainless steel cables. Rather it is rigged with composite cables woven from hi-tech fibers such as Kevlar®, carbon, or other proprietary molecules. Jon...

A Love Affair in Wood

Guest Speaker: CABBS Member Wes Roepke Love is blind. But to say it better, love is blinding. We know not how an invisible arrow from say the sight of auburn hair in the setting...

Sharpening Tools the Max Peterson Way

Our February guest speaker, Max Peterson, is a professional woodworker and amateur boatbuilder from the Pittsburgh area. He’s tried many ways to sharpen his tools to a razor’s edge. He searched for a quick...

EPOXY 101: The Basics

Epoxy plays many roles in boatbuilding. It’s glue, filler, and encapsulator. This versatile material is just short of miraculous in what it can offer to make strong watertight joints. Jim Stumpf dons the sacrificial...