Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I got the rubrails on the boat.  Was going to use cherry wood but my brain bought red oak.   It looks good.  I'm just going to varnish them. The contrast looks good along with the small  oak bow section.

Friday, June 22, 2012

More paint

Got the bottom sanded and the first coat of paint.  This is supposed to be Navy blue, however the people in Delaware don't know what that means so this is what I got.  Kind of like royal blue but definitely not navy.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


I got 3 coats of resin on top of the red mahogany stain.  Some sanding and then varnish.  Paint for the bottom is up next.  Still need some trim on the rails.

Friday, June 15, 2012

More decks

I got the decks trimmed.  I use a router with a cutting bit.  Works good.. Years past I did it all by hand...  That was a job.
Since the boat has two different kinds of wood for the deck I decided to stain the wood.  I used red mahogany.  It blended bot nicely.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


I got all the decks on the boat today.  There are three.  Fore mid and aft.  The reason for that is I'm using leftover wood from the two previous Moth boat projects.  The fore deck and the mid deck are from one 4x4 chunk of supele plywood.  The aft decks are ocume.  It's going to be interesting when I clean everything up and put resin on.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I painted the interior of the boat. looks good.  Good ol battleship grey.   The battens will be covered up with a plywood floorboard.  I think I'll do that bright.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Interior glass

I had to work fast getting the interior bottom and sides glassed.  It was over 90 degrees in the shed.  I     used small amounts of resin, 5 to 7 pump strokes at a time.  I glassed in between the battens on the bottom and then did the sides.  The resin set up in a half hour.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Inner deck coamings

Test fit the inner deck support.  I expected the boat to have friendly design lengths for the wood but that's not happening.  The length of those coamings is 8 foot 5 inches.  You either buy 10 foot stock and cut it or scarf onto an 8 foot section.  I choose to scarf.

Thursday, June 7, 2012


I did get one important step done.  I got the shear line established.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I couldn't wait

I'm working in the shed and although it's nice outside inside the shed it's around 90 degrees.  The resin kicked and I got antsy.  I flipped the boat over.  I think we have a nice little boat here.

Sides glassed

I got the sides glassed and one more coat of resin on the bottom.   I'm going to pop the boat off the forms tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


I finally got over to Annapolis to get some fiberglass.  I'm going to cover the entire boat.  The bottom first.