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    • #43379
      Doug HermannDoug Hermann
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      Hi Doug Hermann here. I live in the North Georgia mountains. Retired from IBM. Oonagh is the 4th boat I’ve had a hand in building. Biggest one to date is a Chesapeake Light Craft kayak I built for my wife a few years ago. We live in the mountains six hours from salt water, but we spend our summers in the Mid-coast area of Maine. I have completed four different classes at the Wooden Boat School and am signed up for another one this year.

      I don’t have a blog or website of my own, so I am keen to be able to use this site to share with others.  I just finished installing the guards. Am going to add Dynel to bow and stern, then fair the hull, and prime it. Then it will be ready to flip and begin the interior joinery. Will finish it out ready to sail, row or power. Just ordered the sail today from Gambell and Hunter in Camden Maine. Ultimately this will be a gift of sorts to our 4 grandkids. The parents have all agreed to teach their kids how to sail with her. Will likely keep the boat in Maine. I suspect it will be a bit unwieldy to put in and take out of our mountain lake.

      If anyone is in the Atlanta metro area, you are welcome to come take a gander, pull up a chair and talk boats.

      thank you to the OCH team for making this resource available!
      [email protected]

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      Doug HermannDoug Hermann
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    • #43566
      Doug HermannDoug Hermann
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      Trying learn the ins and outs on posting pictures.
      here is my build progress to date.

      Outside of hull – dynel, fiberglass cloth, two coats epoxy, two coats primer. Lower guard will be finished bright. Bottom completed and two coats of white anti fouling paint applied.

      inside of hull dynel, fiberglass cloth, one coat epoxy

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      Doug HermannDoug Hermann
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    • #43568
      Doug HermannDoug Hermann
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      I have pre-made the jigs to align and hold bulkheads in place for epoxy.

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      Doug HermannDoug Hermann
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    • #43570
      Doug HermannDoug Hermann
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      Gluing up the two spars. Douglas fir and cedar accent. Cut down to octagon. Sanding jig using 2” PVC pipe. Bought pipe at Home Depot. Sticky roll sandpaper. It works beautifully.

    • #43571
      Doug HermannDoug Hermann
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    • #43572
      Doug HermannDoug Hermann
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      Three generations of boat builders!

      Grandkids love stripping off the peel ply!

      Other bits and pieces being shaped, formed, epoxied.

    • #44300
      AvatarRichard Honan
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      Good afternoon, Doug! We met a little over a week ago at the WoodenBoat Show in Mystic Seaport. I’m the guy with light blue and green 13’00” Peapod (with the flags). Our little talk we had on Saturday got me thinking about my agility and Oonagh’s stability. I just ordered the plans and am looking forward to build number thirteen.IMG_6592

    • #44301
      Doug HermannDoug Hermann
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      Hi Richard! Thirteen builds wow! You’ll enjoy Oonagh/Arriba.  Sorry we didn’t have more time to socialize with all the other builders. The Peapod  is one of those designs that keep nudging me….maybe one built for row only…….

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