Ferrocement Boat Construction

Hull Construction (1972):

The lines plan
some station frames
beginning the shelter
bow framing
tying wire
stern view
deck rods
deck mesh in place
spot welding rebar
inner layers in place
adding outer mesh
outer mesh
just plastered (1977)
the water cure
inside after cure
ready to roll
rolling
rolled
the hull (1978)

10 year hiatus:

disaster strikes

(1988) Construction resumes:

  • Starting cabin construction
  • Ballast
  • forward cabin
  • roof lamination
  • gluing
  • vacuum bagging
  • pilot house
  • woodwork
  • pilot house roof
  • rudder (1999)
  • sealing the deck
  • view from bow deck
  • (2002) Construction continues:
  • cockpit
    cockpit2
  • cockpit3
  • bowsprit
  • cockpit seats
  • topside painting
  • (2004)

  • sprint to finish
  • moving day
  • (2005)

  • New rudder
  • Launching day
  • River life
  • (2006)

  • Bow Sprit
  • House
  • Accident
  • New tenderhouse
  • (2007)

  • Tenderhouse...
  • Anchor
  • (2008)

  • Interior systems
  • Astoria trip
  • (2009)

  • Progress
  • 2nd Astoria trip
  • (2010)

  • A little more
  • (2011)

  • 4th Astoria trip
  • (2012)

  • 5th Astoria trip
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