Thursday, July 10, 2014
Photos from my shop from 1983 - 1996
Here are some shots of some of the projects that I was involved in during this period. I will be posting many more shots as I get the time.
This is the Mako 17 hull with my plug modifications on the bottom and stern , waxed and ready for mold gelcoat and glass.
Mako remake hull out of mold, solid glass hull ready for custom interior, 1984 just across the street from Cambells Marina Tavernier Florida Keys. That's Lawnada my ex and Christian Kuerstiner helping to lift hull into the garage we were renting for a shop.
More photos to come and Chapter 2 about my time at Hells Bay. Thanks to my daughter Lillian for helping me post these shots as all this computer stuff is way above my pay grade.
These are the wood plugs I make to form the hatch drain moldings for the decks. The red is clay that becomes the radius edges. Very fast and simple to do.
Deck is laid up and flipped over and I am pulling out the hatch moldings. I now have this system down to very few parts. To make a custom deck this way it takes from start to finish about a week.
Bert Sherbs deck after all the plugs pulled. This is the deck idea that I believe that Silver King copied.
This deck weighed about 100 lbs
Here I am 25 years old laying up cored stingers in 17 ft. Hull in 1983 using S- glass over core.
Interior shot of hull # 1 of Mako remakes 1983.
Stern lockers before floors going in. Way over built by my standards today as hull would be all core so would not need the stringer.
Sandy Morrets skiff.
Charley Causey's hull just launched with Rick Justice who rigged it starting up the Merc. 1983.
Charley and I going out for test ride. I ended up building 3 different skiffs for Charley over the years.This is the canal inPlantation Key in1983.
Hal Chittums Mako Experimental skiff finished waiting for Ray Dye to rig. I am 24 years old in this shot.
This is Carl Naverra's all core skiff made up with all S- glass cloth and core. I believe this to be the first all core boat. 1984.
My mom was born in Sweden so I am a first generation half breed American.