Finally, most of the "make-a-living" projects are done. And it's time for boat working full time again, at least for the next 3-4 months. We all know it, restoring boats usually take second or third place when time is allotted.
Been wood searching too. Straight grained, knot free "green" White Oak long enough for the chines is hard to come by. LL Johnson have them in Michigan, for $250-300 a piece plus shipping to MA. Fellow woodyboater Mark Bigda has been searching for good wood too, and told me that White Oak is the state tree in Connecticut. He called around and found, Charles Pike & Sons in Hampton CT. It's a old school family run mobile saw mill that also supply Mystic Seaport with some wood for their restoration of the Morgan.
They have good sources of logs, so no problem getting me the 20' long "sticks" needed for my chines. Price is right too, $265 for 3 pcs. 2 1/8" x 2 1/8" x 20' and one 8/4 x 10 x 8'.
Interesting ride with 20' long "sticks" on a 8' trailer bed.
Happy to be back in business!