How to Build the TotalBoat Work Skiff – Episode 7

Finally Louis Sauzedde, the master shipwright, is ready to put some planks along the sides of a single form to confirm that he really is building a work skiff. The 2 side planks alone, once joined to the bow stem and the newly constructed transom, show the form of the boat coming together and it is going to be a head turner, once completed. Check out this 7th video in the series and soak in Lou’s years of experience and confidence, that is allowing him to build this skiff without multiple forms and confusing plans.

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Timelapse of Building Melonseed Skiffs

Time lapse videos of long projects are super fun. It’s akin to watching grass grow: never to be done in realtime – super fascinating and riveting in time lapse. Such is the tale of the boatbuilding time lapse. The process on a day to day basis is so interesting ethereally – but not something to sit around and watch. Every step is as precise and important as the last and the next step – and to see the whole thing sped up so you can actually see how and what makes a boat build come together is suddenly riveting.

These melonseed skiffs were built over a span of two and a half years and have been compressed into 300 seconds! Barry Long is yet another JD Customer putting the products we sell to excellent use.

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And you can check out Barry’s own blog here: http://www.eyeinhand.com/Marginalia/  and a video of the Melonseeds out for a sweet sail here.  Great work, Barry!