Category Archives: Boat Construction

Caledonia Yawl – Chapter 3: Turning her over

A lot can happen in a few weeks! We reached the first milestone the last weekend of July, taking the boat off the mold and turning her upright. This means all the planks are installed and the keel and stems … Continue reading

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Update on the construction of the Tirrik

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We got behind on the blog for the Tirrik, and since the boat is now in the painting and varnishing stage, we will just settle for a photo gallery of the progress to date.

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Caledonia Yawl – Chapter 2: Construction continues

We are getting into full swing on the construction of the boat. In the last few weeks we have made the station molds and set them up on the ladder frame. Making the molds is an interesting operation. We take … Continue reading

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Caledonia Yawl – Chapter 1: Getting started on a new CY

Iain Oughtred’s Caledonia Yawl is proving to be a popular design for us. And why not? It is an attractive double-ended lapstrake sailboat that is easily rigged and sailed single-handed, yet can accommodate the better part of a cub scout … Continue reading

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Installing Gunwales and Floors on the Tirrik

The gunwales are on, but not the rub rails. I’ve been shaping the forward breasthook, it’s almost finished. The floors are fitted, but not yet glued in. I halved the spacing, it stiffens the bottom and supports the floorboards better. … Continue reading

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Planking complete on the Tirrik

The sheerstrakes are on, and the outer stems are fitted, but not yet glued. Tomorrow I will start in on the skeg and keel.

Once these boats have their garboards on, planking goes quickly. On all but the smallest boats the planking needs to be scarfed to make up the strakes. Continue reading

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The Tirrik’s centerboard, centerboard trunk and beaching rudder

I’m jumping around a bit in the build sequence to keep the project moving while waiting for the planking material to ship. I have laminated the rudder blade and centerboard from four layers of 6mm okuome. A doorskin pattern from … Continue reading

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Construction begins on a Tirrik, an Iain Oughtred design

We are just getting started on another Tirrik. We built one a few years ago which was partially decked and included a motor well for a small outboard motor. Since we build to a customer’s specifications, this one will be … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Grapeview Point Boat Works blog!

Welcome to the Grapeview Point Boat Works blog! We decided this would be a good way to keep everyone updated as to what is happening at the Boat Works. Check back often for updates!

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