Breeze

 

Building a 16’ 8” Lapstrake Catketch to

N. G. Herreshoff’s Coquina Design

Plans by Doug Hylan


If you want to e-mail me: iyrs.edu



I started building in 2005, and the site is a record of the progress I made since. Doug Hylan sells detailed plans and a CD with more than 500 pictures and instructions, the best reference to go to for building. In favor of the doubt I put rather many pictures onto the site. Though this may look redundant to folks who browse more for entertainment, I think seeing the same items from many different perspectives may be helpful to other builders—of course, there are always several alternative ways to get the job done, and, being no professional builder, I learn while I go, and this is what you find on the site.


If you build a Coquina, please e-mail me at iyrs.edu. I’d like to know and share.


For helpful literature, check


  1. John Brooks & Ruth Ann Hill: How to Build Glued-Lapstrake Wooden Boats

  2. Greg Roessel: Building Small Boats


Both books are available at the WoodenBoat Store.


And don’t forget about Kathy Bray’s wonderful drawings of many wooden boats at

http://brayprints.com/.


This Coquina thumbnail gives an idea about the beauty and accuracy of her artistic work; the original size print is truly amazing, as her prints of other boats:


                                                  


For bronze hardware to N.G. Herreshoff specifications and in quality that matches the original, there is only one place to go to, Jim Reineck. He sells everything bronze one needs for a Coquina in a custom set and also has many more bronze items for other Herreshoff boats:


http://www.bronzeblocks.com





So, here’s my project:


Doug Hylan's Zephyr                                



D. N. Hylan & Associates


Setting-Up Shop                                       


Ladder Frame                                           



Finishing the Molds                                  


Scarfing and Gluing the Plywood            


Cutting the Plank Plywood                       


Setting up the Molds                                 


Transom, Stems and Mast Step              


Backbone                                                   


Garboards                                                  


Outer Keel and Skeg                                


Determining Plank Size                            



Hanging the Planks                                   


Beveling the Plank Laps                           


Planking Progress                                     


Sheerstrakes                                              


Filling Screw Holes and Sanding             


Painting the Outside of the Hull               


Laminated frames                                     


Centerboard and Trunk                            


Deck Beams                                              


Bulkhead                                                    


Platform Beams                                         


Priming and Painting                                   
     


Cabin and Deck                                           


Cabin Sole Boards                                      


Breasthook                                                  


Hollow Main Mast, and Spars                    


Boom and Gaff Jaws                                  


Mizzen Mast Partner                                  


Side Decks and Brackets                           


Painting the Inside of the Hull                    


Finishing the Side Decks and Trim            


Oarlocks                                                     


Thwart                                                        


Thwart Brackets                                         


Seat                                                            


Slipthwart                                                   


Varnishing the Spars and the Deck           


Out of the Workshop ,,,                              



First Sail                                                     


My Workshop                                             



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