The other AFAD project completed is the Smith Island Skiff for the Dunston family. Her name "Gug" now appears on the transom. This boat will give them a fun way to explore the local waters in Talbot County and beyond.
There are other AFAD visitors and volunteers who have contributed to the progress of these vessels. If anyone wants to contribute more photos, we'd be glad to add them to this narrative.
|Casey, Chris, James & Doc John glue up two pieces of Douglass fir for the mast. They are cut offs from Rosie Parks, the Bronza Parks skipjack under restoration at CBMM.|
|James & Doc check the joint for the mast. No gaps.|
|The North Shore Dinghy gets seats|
|AFAD particiant James Monfort seals the deal|
|"Looks like a boat" ... with Spanish cedar transom, mahogany keel and white cedar planking|
|Bob Baker's model, courtesy of daughter Sarah, sits on the keel of the AFAD version|
|The oak stem will stand out against the painted cedar, now with primer|
|The transom & metalwork will shine|
|Casey admires the locust knees and painted interior|
|One more Smith Island Skiff finished with her name "Gug"|
|With new metal work, the rudder & tiller are fitted|
|Sanded brightwork and primed planks await paint after all seats are fastened|