On Saturday, went to the Sydney Maritime Museum 'Wooden Boat
Festival' at Darling Harbour. When I got home I was all fired up, so have added photos to my Summer
Breeze album. I now have the open inwales on... still need cleaning up
naturally, but the hull is getting pretty close to being done :-)
Check this new fiberglass tape product guys. Adhesive similar to Gorilla, but low foaming. Activates with water also. I like the idea of the water activation because it opens up the grain and soaks in. I plan on getting some and testing soon as it's available. Looks like a good possibility for fast boat-building. Not that I've ever done anything fast.
A fellow with the Watertribe moniker "Stray Cat" recorded a series of short clips during the Everglades Challenge last year and has finally posted the edited video. It is almost an hour and covers the whole race giving a good idea of the joys and frustrations of the thing.
I found this site while doing research for an article I published in Classic Boat (England) last month. It is in French, but there are a bunch of photos of building a 40' traditional river barge on the Loire River in France. The tabs along the top edges on the two pages go to photo shows of building various parts of the boat. Once you go to the photo shows, clicking on "suivant" takes you to the next slide, "precedent" takes you one back....
... There is another related page, with odds and ends of photos of the build and whatnot. It maybe is a little hard to navigate, but interesting.