Coachroof beams
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October 22, 2017 This past week we laid cloth on the decks after much preparation including the second layer of plywood for the cabin sides. The cloth laps up on the sides of the cabin and down over the edge of the deck to the sides of the boat to … Read More

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September 21, 2017 It’s been a flurry of dust there at Schooner House this last month. Julie put local cedar tongue-and-groove paneling, made by John Tucker, on the bulkheads. She kept commenting that when in 8th grade geometry class she never imagined she would one day use her geometry knowledge … Read More

More decks, coachroof beams and boom gallows
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August 23, 2017 We’re moving steadily onward, despite a holiday going to Bay City to drive the schooner Appledore IV for 9 days. The deck has had its second layer of MDO plywood laid thanks to help from Rich Kriepe and Alan Hosler. The seams have been taped, the screw … Read More

Decks Down
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July 21, 2017 Another hugely busy month here and a change of plans. It’s been a month of finishing all work that needs to be done prior to putting the decking on. This has meant lots of plumbing for the galley (kitchen) and head (bathroom), plumbing for the freshwater, greywater … Read More

Busy at the boat house
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June 22, 2017 June has been busy like May was. The warmer weather and longer days have helped with the schooner project, though we have to watch the mixed epoxy a little closer and spread it out more quickly, because it cures faster with the warmer temperature. Often we are … Read More

Centerboard in!
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May 24, 2017 May saw a lot of activity at Schooner House. We had a number of out-of-town volunteers come to help. The propeller shafts are in place, the engine beds are now ready for the engines and all the tanks are in ready for plumbing. Tom D. did a … Read More

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