Dudley Dix – Cape Henry 21: Teak Bases for Cleats

This last week I believe I completed the last structural build on “Slough Coot”. This last piece was building the solid teak bases for three brass cleats – two for the mainsheet traveler and one near the center of the aft deck for the painter-line that will tow the dinghy.

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Oar Details

This rainy morning I cut and installed the leather oar protectors and stops.

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Coot Chick

Today I received and then mounted the placard for “Slough Coot’s” tender. Meet “Coot Chick”.

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Oars!

Today I built this little redwood pram a set of Douglas fir oars! She’s ready for a swim.

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Redwood Pram

Today I finished the redwood pram custom built for “Slough Coot” the Dudley Dix Cape Henry 21.

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Dudley Dix – Cape Henry 21: Launch

Yesterday evening we launched “Slough Coot”. Today we sailed her up the Lower Columbia river. What a perfect day!

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Bench Seat

Today I built and installed the bench seat and sealed the ribs, inwales and bench with clear epoxy.

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Plank Ribs, Inwales

Today I built and fit the plank ribs, inwales, hard wood (Purple Heart) oarlock mounts and the s.s. bow “D” ring. Tomorrow I’ll build the bow to stern bench seat, then sand and seal the days work with epoxy.

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Corner Knees

Today I built and fit the corner knees, then sanded and sealed the interior with clear epoxy! Tomorrow the plank ribs and bench seat.

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Turned Over

Today I cleaned the shop and removed the boat from her mold. I then sanded the interior and filled all voids with epoxy wood flour. Next week I’ll stared building her interior!

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