|Name on my first boat, Fern|
|The strongback/mold, with fairing strips|
That weekend, I went to the lumber store, and bought a bunch of materials with which to build a mold/strongback, mahogany timber for the frames and epoxy, bronze fasteners, and Gorilla glue to hold stuff together. Marine plywood for the sides came later.
|Bending the gunwhales and chine into place|
|I built my own oars too!|
|Sheathing the hull|
|Solitude III was not my first red boat!|
|This picture makes me want to take her out on the water again!|