Monday, February 22, 2010

Where oh where have I been?

I'm sorry... I am so behind in updating this space. Rest assured I am working hard to add more postings.

Until next time, keep the wind at your back and press on.

Skipper Jim
History Afloat

Monday, July 27, 2009

I cannot believe the rate that time passes by. I realize that I'm working on various projects but it takes so much energy to get things done, my writing and updating suffers..

Let me fill you up on what is new: I am trying my best to complete all unfinshed projects. As easy as that may sounf the main pronblem is that I start new ones at the drop of a hat. Inspiration knows no schedule. I am a slave to my own imagination.

I'll have some interesting things to show you soon so please don't wander far.

If you have any questions please feel free to drop me a note.

Until next time, keep the wind at your back and press on.

Skipper Jim
History Afloat

Monday, March 30, 2009

Up to my ankles in wood chips

I started planing down the hull of the Fraser River Tug Linda. It needs a fair bit of clean up to begin with. A sharp plane is the best tool. Once it's somewhat smooth I'll work on it with a sander.... and before you know it...... Epoxy time!






























Until next time, keep the wind at your back and press on.

Skipper Jim
History Afloat

Monday, March 2, 2009

The beat goes on....

Work continues here in the snow... I've been working on this prototype hull... just finished the planking and lifted it off the building board.... She's kind of messy, but a little work with a plane, chisel, and sander.... she'll look sweet.





Until next time, keep the wind at your back and press on.

Skipper Jim
History Afloat

Monday, February 23, 2009

So we've decided to post some videos on the blog to show you the progress on some of the projects we have going at the moment.

These will be small video clips that point out details or allow you to see a model boat prototype under construction. Some of the clips will show boats that are being built for one of the books we have planned, while others are just to test the viability of the design.

That's it.... .on with the show

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Until next time, keep the wind at your back and press on.

Skipper Jim
History Afloat

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

No time for boating....

In my neck of the woods this is the wrong time for boating... Maybe if you had an icebreaker at your disposal things would be better. But since I don't... no lake for me. Winter is the time for workshop activities. I seem to be up to my neck in projects. That's the way I like things. Once the glue is drying on one boat... I can use the time to jump over to the next one, and the next one, and the next one....Due to my limited work space I've set a build board up so that I can flip it and work on two projects in the same space.

A you can see I'm working on a Mahogany Runabout... and suspended beneath is a River Tug. The cardboard on the Runabout is just to give me an idea about the layout I want deck wise... I'll use the cardboard later as a template for the sub deck.

Ok back to work... I post a couple of pics to show the progress of things.







Until next time, keep the wind at your back and press on.

Skipper Jim
History Afloat

Thursday, December 18, 2008

It should be the 60 days of Christmas because I need that much time.

I'll be honest and say that I've been very lazy when it comes to posting items here. The holiday season and other commitments have kept me from building or writing anything. I have projects lined up like bad traffic. So please have some faith that I will get back to business very soon. Of course I doubt that many people actually know of this blog, but that's beside the point.



So have a good Christmas or whatever and I'll see you soon.
Until next time, keep the wind at your back and press on.

Skipper Jim
History Afloat