Saturday, April 24, 2010
Building a John Gardner Bank Dory
On Friday we finished the build of the Bank Dory. All that remains will be some minor shaping, then sanding and finishing.
The students have done a very good job of construction, so the boat will be varnished, which is an upgrade from the original syllabus. Not bad for a first build. Not bad at all - I'm very proud of these young people. Not all of them would have chosen this project, but with minimal exception, they have done their best.
Those who adopted the project learned a lot, which makes it all worthwhile. If any of them takes this experience with them, I will be rewarded.
The next post in this series will be the launch of our dory. Look for it in a couple weeks. (After four coats of varnish inside and out.)