Since this is a relatively low freeboard boat, I'd like to raise the gunnels for safety and to allow the boat to be used in the slightly more choppy conditions of salt-water flats. The thought is to cut the hullsides the full length of the boat say halfway between the chine and gunnel. I know it's an ambitious project, but inboard is the way to go for not spooking tarpon, and one can get a fully operational freshwater only ski boat with trailer for less than 5k. Raising the freeboard is another matter, I would suggest that you simply buy a boat with a higher freeboard, but i you insist on this one, then use a simple thin plywood former on the outside of the hull, do all the glassing up to it, then grind off the plywood, revealing the structure in solid glass, a simple bog fairing over this will recreate the same shape and flow, just higher. Location: Milwaukee, WI You can buy a used fishing boat in good condition for the price of materials to modify a ski boat. I just can't see any advantage to performing this modification as opposed to buying a reasonable boat for what you intent to do. Location: kelowna bc i recently took a 69 searay srv 190 and extended the hull out to 24 feet, i also considered adding to the freeboard. When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. These neat brass devices are used to hold floor boards to the transverse "floors" in rowing boats.
These designs were inspired by the art work of America's southwest Navajo people; the patterns just seemed to fit in with our various watercraft. If you're wondering what those sleeves on the keel bolts are they are not welded joints the keel bolts are re cycled 316 stainless outboard motor drive shafts custom threaded on one end . More Results Related to Downeast Projects and Boat Building Downeast Boat ForumDowneast Boat ForumWelcome to the Downeast Boat Forum, the premier website dedicated to the Downeast Boat enthusiast! Unlike the flexible Hobie fin scheme, the 'pitch' would be simple mechanical 'flip flop' and cant the oar maybe 15' either side of 0' for up and down strokes.
Depending on size of boat, more than one person could operate each oar, most likely a t-handle for motion from ankle height to 'hands over head' and back down.
I'm thinking of about 25' long, 8' wide dory, with oar about 8' past the gunnel, and shaft bent about 45' at the gunnel so handles at ankle height would have the tip of blade barely in water and handles at 7' 6" above floor would have the oar a bit past vertical under the boat. I think this might take a lot less skill that regular oars, and be able to be operated by anything from one strong man to maybe 4 smaller people on each oar(no need to go to 7.5ft heigh). A big advantage of the Mirage is its mechanical simplicity and light weight, which would be sacrificed in such an arrangement. Also at the same boat show was Dr Chris Waite's clever boat that has a yuloh operated by a couple of bits of string linked to simple pedals. Originally Posted by John Perry Funny you should say that Tom, I saw just what you describe entered in the amateur boat building competition at Beale Park boat show in 2013 - It was a standard Mirage drive mounted on the transom of a custom built wooden hull (I think it might have been a Francois Vivier designed 'Aber', perhaps someone here knows more about it).
Location: Vancouver I'm surprised those two wiggledrive guys haven't spotted this thread and taken over with their arguing. Bringing Back the Juniper That’s John Kuser of Rutgers University, left, and George Zimmerman of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey standing next to the New Jersey record Atlantic white cedar.
The south bay of the shop has been filling up with historic and classic boat projects for maintenance and repairs.
During the refit of the Bi-Op-Sea, I was asked to replicate the existing ladder-back teak helm chair.
It is a very rare thing to have the privilege of taking a boat from a design on paper through a top-end custom build and on to its final destination. About two years ago, I received a phone call from Andrew Hampson to discuss the prospects of building one of the tunnel skiffs that he had seen on my website. Location: united states In the photo, am I seeing two crimps that need to be straightened in the gunnel?
My preference is epoxy with three fillers on hand that I can adjust for strength and consistency.
Chopped strand for areas that need strength that will be covered with another layer for sanding. Location: Alberta I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean about crimps?
If the damaged areas are within a few inches of the aluminum rub rails, they'll need to be removed, but other wise nope, just leave them for now.
Ideally, you'll probably need to make repairs on both sides of the heavily damaged areas, but the minor stuff can be done from the outside only.
You should read up on 'glass repairs in general, of which there's lot of information on line.
Generally, the repairs boil down to grinding back to good laminate, replacing the missing and damaged laminate with new materials (applying fabrics and goo), then fairing and smoothing in prep for paint. Lastly, roll and tipping gel coat isn't going to give you a surface you'll be pleased with. Location: Virginia, USA I did a canoe for a friend last year that looked just like yours, but it was green. After it set, we sanded any bumps out, and then I faired with US Composites fairing mix and poly resin. FWIW, I've done some nice gelcoat work using a foam roller, but you have to put it on pretty thick, and then you will have to sand it down with a random orbit, and then with 3M Fiberglass restorer or rubbing and then polishing compound to make it look good.
That being said, I used Awlgrip for the first time last week, via roll and tip method that I learned here, and it was SO much easier!!! Location: Hampshire UK My own inclination with this canoe would be grind it back with 40 or 60 grit after cutting out any obvious hole. If you have structural issues in certain areas then epoxy in those places would be a better bet. Location: Eustis, FL Suki, that's the technique I use when someone insists on gelcoat and I can't get it into the booth.
PAR, I would agree, when it is all cut down and buffed out it is probably better than the original finish. Location: Hampshire UK Gelcoat certainly is capable of hiding the 'High Crimes and Misdemeanours' of certain boatbuilders. I would just lay up until it felt right and a little less than what is there but lay up with a shelf to set the cap on. I have caught lots of tarpon on outboard engines, and my uncle won the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo a number of times fishing from a 26' wellcraft with twin outboards. The very back of the keel shell was mig welded to the existing origional keel and to the hull at the bottom edges but not longitudionally along the keel shell flange to hull joint. So it was pack it all up put it on the trailer and ship out to greener pastures.Just what a builder needs a move mid build.
Notice how some of the webs in the walls have their corners cut out, this is making use of as is construction to serve as the fastening points for the settes Note forward how they have been cut to serve as the base of the double berth.
From here it was transported 1 mile to the government wharf and lowered into the water, with all sea cocks closed. Now this vessel was a piece of equiptment, a big Rolls Royce was her propulsion, gleaming white, you could eat off it. Refit was completed in my new shop over that winter,(1999) In early spring(2000) you guessed it, I was made me an offer i couldn't refuse. Under sail alone tacking was a problem, an underpowered rig(motorsailer) and those dutch lumber barge bluff bows pounding into a sea killed speed. It has an aggressive entry and a considerable amount of flare, as well as a similar tunnel to my other tunnel designs. It was very sad to leave Sunnyside on the north end of Roanoke Island, where I built boats for more than a dozen years.
I was lucky enough to build a high-end center console Carolina sportfishing boat for a friend who basically gave me carte blanche on the decision making. After getting to know his needs and requirements over the course of a half-dozen 30-minute phone conversations, we discovered that he needed a different boat. Juniper Dust is intended to chronicle the different projects at Harrison Boatworks and to share my thoughts and opinions about what’s going on in the boat-building world.
Make the choice early about epoxy, because the techniques and procedures are slightly different. I've never seen a novice, working in his backyard or driveway make reasonable gel coat finish yet. Then rebuild with polyester and woven rovings probably around 280 gsm weight maybe with a lighter 200 gsm on the surface.
Note not all fillers and tissues work with both polyester and epoxy resin so choose the right thing for the right job. The best method I have used (spray gelcoat is 25Kg minimum order in the UK) is to use a gloss mini roller (cut down to half length) and use that.
I apply enough coats to insure once I've flattened out the hand applied imperfections, there's enough left to buff out a few times. The price usually makes most go with paint, because it's so labor intensive, but some just insist on gelcoat and some boats don't fit in the booth.
Matching colors is just experience and experimentation at the professional level and guess work in the back yard or driveway.. I'll repeat that this is a project not to be taken lightly and remember that with the extra freeboard, you need to design in extra freeing ports ( a way for shipped water to leave the deck). The heads of the bolts pertrude thru the floors just enought to install the big stainless washers and allow screwing the nuts level.The keel bolts are then bent inward to meet and be welded to a sced.
Because i didn't have a tig welder, (Lower heat to prevent warping ) and was strapped for cash, I decided to rivet the keel shell flange to the hull using 3m5200 as the bedding compound.
My big concerns were answered in a matter of minutes, She floated and she floated on her lines with absolutely no leaks from those 300 rivets and in the 8 yrs, i owned her she never leaked either rain water from above nor sea water from below.Neptune got a drink of rum every time i went aboard.


Sold her $12,000 and a further $3000 to make interior modifications and change the colour of her hull.They had big future plans. I refined the art of wearing ship(jibe tacking) as should all motorsailer crews whose vessel shows similar characteristics. Avoids cutting a big hole in the bottom of the boat and I think it hinged up for grounding.
The running bottom is similar to that of my 22′ in that it has a pronounced entry while still having a broad chine forward, which gives it superior stability and weight-carrying capabilities. There’s something to be learned from each and every project, no matter how big or small. I had already built the hull, a 28′, when my friend and his wife decided they wanted to buy it to keep in Hopetown in Abaco, Bahamas.
He wanted a boat that could also go well outside of Masonboro Inlet in the ocean safely carrying at least five adults and handle the adverse sea conditions.
Some blogs will be about new construction and new designs at Harrison Boatworks; others will be about refits and repainting and woodworking-related projects. From my cursory reading I realize there is a large amount of work involved in sanding gel coat that has been brushed on, but I am willing to do it because I do not have the tools to spray.
Roving is much better than CSM (chopped strand) in my experience and it will equally go round smooth 3 dimensional curved surfaces quite well. It's all labor and tedious, but the result is usually better then a factory finish, assuming using the proper materials. You don't want this thing getting too heavy up top - I wudn't bother with a core unless there is already in the sides but the foredeck should be light (cored - good quality plywood will be about as light as you are going to get) and attention paid to every ounce of materials. 40 stainless pipe.This is just one section of the cage, another piece was installed to run the entire length of the planned keel. 300miles SW later after building a new house and small interm shop it's back to the build near Halifax Nova Scotia.
Speaking of getting aboard, notice that funky old school rudder, It's not just for looks, in those french curves are two steps in case one falls overboard it allows a quick and easy way to get back on board. My initial investment was $15,000 to get her functioning afloat and a further $5000 finishing and improvement over three years.
Not having full headroom thruout was a negative but this is not possible on a flat bottom shallow dept hull as raising the cabin higher would have created too much top hamper,windage,and totally destroyed her freeboard to cabin height ratio, Looks are important. I never fought it, she was a motorsailer and whenever I had to go into it i motored or motorsailed. In all cases she complemented herself by handling well.She had the uncanny ability to climb a big breaking sea an an angle, green water washing up along her hull over the rail in many cases, filling the cockpit and keep on trucking without falling off. The layout can be configured to many different uses, and the owner can choose a variety of different options and degrees of finish. The shop is well-lit, well-ventilated, dry, three times the size and only a block away from the haulout, Wanchese Dock & Haul. The majority of the labor was in the finish, not only on the teak but also on the glass buildup and primers on the actual seat. It turned out that the owner wanted all the teak that a boat can have except for the toe rail. He also wanted to get up into the shoaly backwaters and grass flats to target drum, speckled trout, flounder, etc.
You'd be best advised to just paint this puppy, when she's ready, which is much easier to get great results, without a spray outfit (roll and tip).
But you can get styrene monomer that has paraffin wax dissolved in it, that when added to resins will give a tack free surface. Notice that the pairs of keel bolts at each station when welded to the pipe and bolted thru the floor timber form a triange , the strongest possible mechanical setup against transverse stresses. When sailing alone I drag a long line astern as an added safety feature to get me to those steps.
At the inital launching in the 90's she passed a marine survey with flying colours and i never ever had problems obtaining insurance. Always amazed me, must have something to do with wave technology, those reverse currents within the wave having easy access(flat bottom)to that slab sided full keel. Two property owners in Hyde County have agreed to participate in a new program that’s the result of a partnership of the N.C. Here are few of the interesting boats that have come through the Harrison Boatworks shop lately for one boat maintenance or boat repairs. Immediately after moving in, I was confronted by a few challenges, the first being installing a phase converter in order to enable my three-phase machines to work in a single-phase shop. Then came the assembly of all the stainless hardware and the upholstery on the arms (done by Dagwoods). This must then be abraded and all the surface fully scratched clean to remove the monomer from the surface for a subsequent coat. The worst are the 'white' Swedish 2.4s and the current Charger Composites Norlin 3 needs a bit of salmon pink added to the white to get a seamless match.
This particular boat was designed for a man who takes duck hunting parties in the Currituck Sound.
The boat was also fit with a tower or upper steering station, which is great for seeing fish or coral heads in the islands.
Sometimes what a customer wants evolves into a totally different boat once their needs are all hashed out. He wanted a boat that could haul a heavy load and still be comfortable and dry in a serious chop. Within a week of moving into the new shop in January I began design and lofting the new 19-foot tunnel skiff. I finished the boat a year and a half ago and my mechanical engineer and partner, Bob Vlcek, and I were able to take the boat to three boat shows before the owner took delivery. The boat was well received at the shows.
A particular design only comes about after personally getting to know a customer and what he or she wants out of this relationship that we’re entering. It has a short shelf life, nominally 2 months but will last up to about a year if stored carefully.
About 700 seedlings an acre, each 6 to 12 inches tall, will be planted later this year on the landowners’ 54 acres.
This new design is a smaller of version of my 22-foot center console, with the addition of a tunnel for running in shallow water. Many people commented that it was the prettiest boat they had seen at the show, which  made me feel good, of course.
The precise compromise that is every boat can only be narrowed down after getting to know somebody. I want to showcase exotic and domestic species of wood in ways that they haven’t been seen before. It is pretty time consuming, and the key is to cut the gelcoat at exactly the right time in the cure. In the US you may get slightly different labelling, just one of those things, like Perspex in UK is Plexiglass in US, same product though. Once all the ballast was installed i topped the holes level with resin and installed a plastic keel shoe over it all. Good form stability to stand up against gusting winds and the flat bottom tends to slide a little absorbing a beam sea.
For Patrick Harrison, who owns four of those acres, it fits perfectly with his lifelong appreciation for juniper.
I want to share my opinions about maritime design, hydrodynamics and aesthetics in the boat-building industry. I first poured in about 5 gal of resin and let it set before adding layer upon layer of weights and resin.
A customer wasn't happy with the dealer recommended install after getting caught in a storm on full power the boat was losing ground, so fought for and got a bigger engine and guess who just happened to be at the dealers when the hot and heavy was going on.
Running with it she surpassed any boat i have ever sailed,thanks to that long keel and big aft hung rudder, both a big manitory for motorsailers and heavy displacement cruisers.
He chose the console model with hydraulic steering and a 70 hp Yamaha, as well as the Dull Dead Grass hull color, solid rubber rub rail and a straightforward open deck layout. We see around 8 mpg and about 35 mph top end with this boat. The owner was trying to finalize some plans in Hopetown and only came to the Outer Banks occasionally to use it. I want to address some of the common problems that ill-running boats possess and to praise some of the boat designs that I admire. The initial layer of resin didn't leak down thru the keel bolt holes because as i stated prev they were sealed with a ring of 3m5200. I solved both of their problems by buying it for dealer cost, $4500 with #50 hurth transmission attached.Remember this was back in the 90's. Forget weted surface give me a long keel and a big rudder, weted surface is a factor for the Ivey League, by the way which i out storm sailed (no engine) on several ocassions with them hoping about to maintain control and me with my wet *** hanging out over the quarter rail drinking my hot cocoa. In contrast, this 19′ tunnel skiff (same hull design), is outfitted with a 40 hp Etech tiller and totally open layout. But after plenty of exposure and many sea trials and fishing trips with family and friends, it was finally time to let her go. I want to share my enthusiasm for boat-building and woodworking, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading. Believe it or not i distributed the ballast fore and aft of midships by gut feeling only(CGT, center of gut feeling). A **** eatin grinned captain drinking cocoa, in a backyard built ugly duck outsailing a $100,000 plus Ivey League hyper crewed racing machine, Don't tell me theres no heaven I've been there, very alive,and i mean very alive,(riding the edge) on several ocassions.


Renowned for its resistance to rot and insects, cedar also is bendable and has a straight grain.
This client wanted a shallow-draft skiff for fishing in the sounds but wanted big-water capabilities for heading out Oregon Inlet into the ocean.
This boat will be a slicked-out, fast, pure flats boat, including poling platform, recessed push pole holders, live well, pop-up console, hydraulic jackplate, tunnel, casting platform, recessed cleats, etc. If you want to be notified when there’s a new blog entry, LIKE Harrison Boatworks on Facebook. The weight had to be distributed in such a ratio as to ballast the stern 1 foot lower than the bow.
His father used to have a business in Columbia selling red cedar and white cedar at good prices. He chose a casting deck forward, which houses a 16 gallon fuel tank, anchor, PFDs, lines, etc. We were fishing this weekend in eyesight of Oregon Inlet Fishing Center and the boat produces fish. The plan was to trailer it to West Palm Beach, meet the owner in West Palm Beach and then run her over to the Bahamas. He chose aft seats, which double as storage and contain battery, panel, hydraulic pump, etc. His fondness for the wood is also revealed in the title of his blog, “Juniper Dust,” and the name he gave his wirehaired pointing griffon dog, “Juniper Jeke.”  Not to mention that a big barn on his land is sided with juniper. With this boat we’ve had work done to the jet drives, built a stow-able teak cockpit table, stripped and revarnished all of the britework, and done the bottom work (sandblasting, BarrierCote and antifouling paint).
It begins with a moderate 7-degree deadrise at the transom and progress to around 35-degrees at the entry. As a boatbuilder, Harrison uses juniper in his boats’ cores, that is, the parts that define the lines of the boat.
Number one concern was hauling a 28′ boat at 70 mph down I-95 in a half-ton Chevy with 235,000 miles on it.
This progressive deadrise bottom has been proven in both large and small boats to be a very efficient and seaworthy running bottom, while maintaining a stable fishing platform while not on a plane.
The wood “takes a pretty good bend,” he says, is lightweight and it “takes a screw nicely without splitting.” Few woods can compare, he said, although Spanish cedar from Central and South America is even more impervious to rot but costs three to four times more. Meanwhile, the Harrison Boatworks 39-foot Carolina Magic has sold and will be going to Port Aransas, TX. The combination of this bottom with the aggressive sprayrail translates into a drier ride that planes easily and requires less fuel than many of the deep-V deadrise boats on the market. Harrison plans to plant about 2,800 trees on four acres of his 20 acres of property near Engelhard. For the new owner, we’ve been re-doing the britework, refinishing the covering boards and bridge deck, adding spreader lights and under-gunnel LED lights, and redid the bottom.
When we got to West Palm Beach, we learned that no one had made the crossing to the Bahamas in five weeks because of prevailing NE winds. Those deep-V boats that have flooded the market take three times as long to get on a plane, use far more fuel when running, and are not near as stable or comfortable while fishing. All we could do was hope for the best and pray that we wouldn’t be holed up in a hotel room for days or weeks waiting for the weather window. Harrison said he is in the process of clearing 20-foot wax myrtle trees off the property in preparation for the planting, which will be done by the U.S. Forest Service.  The shallow-rooted myrtle trees, which were nearing the end of their lives, will be snatched up and piled in rows on the land and allowed to rot.
We hit a West Marine for a late-night shopping spree and made plans for the departure the next morning.
There is usually but not always a toast given by the builder and a few drinks taken by the witnesses that are present. Patrick, his son, and I all were standing and fishing off of the Starboard gunnel and the boat did not even tip the slightest.
Of course there is always a passport issue, and we had to wait for Bob’s passport to be expedited straight to West Palm Beach. Karl Busbee Pace, who died on June 28 at age 90, the non-profit organization is dedicated to the preservation of habitat for wildlife. Ladd Bayliss, a coastal advocate for the federation, said that site preparation at Wysocking is also underway. Designing and building this specific 22′ boat for Andrew and Suzanne Hampson has been a lot of fun.
I was concerned about all kinds of mechanical failures, engines, batteries, electronics, etc.
Once cleared, both sites will be pre-treated with herbicides to prevent the seedlings from being crowded out by other plants.
They wanted to access shallow waters and yet still feel safe and comfortable going out of the inlet and into the ocean. Deep down I knew it would be OK, but I just wanted to be super-prepared for this ocean crossing.
Bayliss said that the landowners are in charge of getting the contracts lined up and for getting the work done.
After we received the passport we were on our way, past the Sailfish Marina and all the legendary Merritts and Ryboviches, to Lake Worth Inlet.
The federation is hoping to get help from sixth- to eighth-grade students at Pungo Christian Academy in Hyde County, she said.  The young people will learn a hands-on lesson about preservation and ecological balance, as well as help reduce costs.
Everything went well and I was relieved when we passed the mid-way point, which was about 27 miles from West End, Bahamas. The partnership to restore Atlantic white cedar in the Albemarle-Pamlico ecosystem is a part of an ongoing regional effort by the Wildlife Service. At the Great Dismal Swamp, for instance, hurricane-damaged trees had been removed in order to allow sunlight to germinate cedar seeds in the organic soil. As we entered the Little Bahama Bank, sea conditions flattened out and we were able to comfortably cruise at 28 or 29 knots, while sitting or walking around the boat in comfort. The largest area of cedar swamps are in Eastern North Carolina, southeastern New Jersey and northwestern Florida. When the European settlers first arrived, there were close to 500,000 acres of Atlantic white cedar along the Atlantic coast – probably half of it in North Carolina.  In 1995, biologists estimated that only five percent of that total remains. Atlantic white-cedar grows in a narrow coastal belt 50 to 130 miles wide from southern Maine to northern Florida and west to southern Mississippi.
Geological Service White cedar thrives in the boggy pocosin soils prevalent in Eastern North Carolina, said Kendall Smith, private lands biologist for the U.S. Dinner was very good and there was a band and a considerable amount of people for this place. The next morning we had a leisurely, huge breakfast, took on some fuel and were on our way.
Unfortunately for us, the wind had gone back to the north and made the remaining four hours fairly rough.
With 6-foot seas that were coming from every direction, we really put that boat to the test. The trees have reached as high as 120 feet and 60 inches diameter in North Carolina, and between 40- to 90-feet in other locations. Some Atlantic white cedars are reportedly 1,000 years old, but most stands are no older than 200 years.
When taking waves from multiple directions, the full transom gave a real sense of security. White cedar stands are highly valued by ecologists because they provide food and cover for a large number of migratory birds. Although our cruise speed was reduced quite a bit, we were still able to move safely ahead, making good progress.
They also improve water quality, control erosion and reduce concentrations of mercury and nitrogen in the soil.
Smith said that cedar forests are vulnerable to peat fires, where the soil itself is actually burning – as it did in the Pains Bay near Stumpy Point in 2011. I realized what a joy and a privilege it was to bring this vessel to life and to be able to put her to the test on a delivery to such a beautiful place. Fish and Wildlife Service As part of the agreement with private landowners to plant the trees, he said, the wildlife service will write a management plan and work with the owners to get the program off the ground. The agency pays for 80 percent of the cost of the site preparation and planting and two herbicide applications one before and one two years after planting. Landowner’s 20 percent share of the cost can be paid in in-kind services to plant and maintain the stand. Although this is the first time the agency has partnered with the federation in white cedar restoration, he said, it has done similar projects elsewhere and hopes to continue the partnership with the federation in future restoration efforts. Harrison, 43, said that he feels good that his land is being used to help the survival of juniper trees for future generations.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Catherine Kozak Catherine Kozak has been a reporter and writer on the Outer Banks since 1995. During her career, she has written about dozens of environmental issues, including oil and gas exploration, wildlife habitat protection, sea level rise, wind energy production, shoreline erosion and beach nourishment.



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