Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Boat, No Payments

One of a Kind. The 43' wood lobster boat built by owner and fisherman Danny Backman being launched at Winter Harbor October, 2008 Photo by Bernice Johnson at Fisherman's Voice

From Fisherman's Voice
There were owners who built their own wooden lobster boats, but it was not common. Wooden lobster boat building requires a set of skills that nearly disappeared when the fiberglass lobster boat burst on the scene in the mid-1970’s. House carpentry requires skills to build things level, perpendicular, and square. These skills are dwarfed by those wood working skills required to build a wooden boat. It’s like the difference between arithmetic and calculus

It is from New Boat, No Payments by Mike Crowe


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