North Brooklin Boats News

Completed GEMA

Monday June 23 2014

More GEMA photos

Wednesday May 7 2014

GEMA’s bare hull

Wednesday August 14 2013

Here she is glued up and off-the-molds.

Starting GEMA

Thursday May 16 2013

My GEMA (Gentlemen's Electric Mess-About) is an electric powered Gunning Dory as drawn by John Gardiner.  Here you see the molds setup and the stem on.

Owyhee Deck installed

Thursday November 29 2012

Decks are on and covered in Dynel.  Boat will go to the owner now for finishing.

OWYHEE Progress

Sunday September 23 2012

The Owyhee has progressed nicely.  She has turned out to be a handsome boat.  The owner has named her Flatfish.  This is a nod both to her appearance and the famous fishing lure which many of us of a certain age remember fondly.  The decks will be on soon and then on to the center console.



Electric Gunning Dory Commission

Monday September 17 2012

Very excited by a new commission for an electric-powered gunning dory.  I will be using the plans for the 18-footer developed by John Gardner.  She will be glued lapstrake and have fore and aft decks.  The propulsion will likely be the vertical rise Aquamot "outboard" A20 (2KW) powered by two 200 AH Deka AGM batteries.  The folks at Speedy Marine in Louisiana have done extensive testing on this motor and have many good things to say about it.   They are the North American distributors.

I will be keeping a detailed record of her build in both words and images so I should have lots of material for this blog.

Photo from "Building Classic Small Craft" By John Gardner,  International Marine, 1977

New Sunshine Commission

Tuesday August 14 2012

I am happy to report that I have been commissioned to build a 12-1/2', cold-molded rowing Sunshine.  She will be used on a lake in New Hampshire for fun and exercise.   She is to be the same Awlgrip red discussed and shown in an earlier post.

Spec Sailing Sunshine Progess

Wednesday August 1 2012

Here are a couple of photos of the sailing Sunshine I have been working on here and there.  She has been turned over since my last post about her.  The sheer has been trimmed, the interior cleaned up and faired, and the centerboard slot has been cut.  You can see the centerboard ledges in place for fit.



Saturday May 26 2012

I leave for Korea next week to see about exporting my boats, and those of other Maine builders, to that country.  I will return on June 22nd.