Installing the forefoot on a Herreshoff 12 1/2

In part six of the latest Tips from a Shipwright video – Master Shipwright Louis Sauzedde continues his work installing the forefoot on the Herreshoff 12 1/2 “Rhode Island Red” in his boatshop. The laminated forefoot has been removed from the mold and Lou uses a scrapper, a chisel and a hacksaw blade to cut the profile pattern into shape. TotalBoat Thixo 2:1 Epoxy is used to glue the new forefoot before it is bolted into place. The Rhode Island Red is a historic daysailer designed by Nathaniel Herreshoff in Bristol, Rhode Island. Subscribe to Tips from a Shipwright for more in this series of wooden boat building tips and tricks.

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