Cruising With Godfrey/56' Wooden Sailboat

Victoria, BC – Today we went out to a secluded harbor and visited Godfrey’s friend Cos. Cos is deeply into building, his current project a 58′ long wooden sailboat. It’s a galleass type sailboat, this one based on a 1926 design for a Danish North Sea vessel. Show below is the keel,  9″ thick, 17″ deep, and 44′-4″ long, cut from one Douglas Fir. Also a couple of tools I like, one new, one old. The Prazi beam cutter attaches to circular saw and allows you to cut curves and odd shapes easily. Cos and I are on the same page when it comes to little planes. This the same model that I use more than any other plane, but this one was an antique, burnished by many carpenters’ palms…

One Response to Cruising With Godfrey/56' Wooden Sailboat

  1. Hope we get to see the finished boat. It looks like it is going to be a very special one.

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