March 04: The
boatbuilding log for the ArcAngel,
begins in joy and ends in sorrow, of a sort. In other
words, there will be a Part Three, the building of
ArcAngel is a design adaption of my own, a rounded-up,
strip-planked version of the Flats
design of Shorty
Pen in Texas.
One of the building log shows
how I adapted the design, made the frame, and stripped
Part Two of the buildig log, with more pix,
Two of the building log follows the
finishing of the hull and an initial launching to
see if there were any problems.
were problems, and big ones. The joints were weeping
and the pinholes were spouting. I enjoyed a half-hour
in the boat before realizing that the aft space was
almost full of water, and I had been bailing constantly
to reduce the water that I could see in the cockpit.
decided to make ArcAngel a yard ornament for now and
to bring her into the basement when I begin again,
to use as a full-sized template and guide.
also decided to post Part Two of the building log
for its value in duplicating my work, if others so