Builders at work

It takes a village to build a boat. Last Friday they discovered a hitch with a piece of the precut lumber and there was some focused problem-solving on the shop floor. Once solved, each builder was walked through the work-around and everyone moved forward.

The shop is a beehive of activity. Here’s a view of the goings on from the second floor which has a glassed in view of the large, bright shop. There are six new boats being built here. A seventh is substantially completed but still undergoing the perennial tinkering that’s a passion of some boaters.

6 thoughts on “Builders at work”

  1. This is so cool! What a wonderful place to allow the guys to get together and share success and frustration. I can imagine working alone in one’s garage trying to figure out what the heck was wrong with the precut lumber. Do you think these guys will all get together and hold a Scamp regatta when they’ve completed their boats?

    Re your question on Ocala: The gazebo is mostly for looks, although I think it was used a lot in the olden days. And they do have concerts and other gatherings in the square so I’d guess it gets some use.

  2. What a good looking workshop. You’re right…it does look like there’s a lot activity. I bet the guys really enjoy their time there. (Apparently, they were so occupied problem solving they didn’t seem to notice the camera — a bonus.) Very cool too that there’s a viewing area up above.

  3. I admire the skill and the craftsmanship that goes into building a wooden boat. We sail, but we don’t have our own boat. We rent them, but they are the new kind – resin ones.
    Thank you for stopping by at Polonica: Home Again.

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