Catching Up with the Keel Makers

The backyard boat shops of the SeaDreamer and Arabella builders have been busy with heavy work. And by heavy, we mean laden with tons (literally) of lead and laminated wood pieces.  Scott Smith of the Sea Dreamer Project and Steve and Alix from Acorn to Arabella have been doing some hard thinking about what goes under their respective boats.  Getting the keel right is paramount to success, and as Steve puts it in his video, their first time ever lofting and laying up these various pieces is a bit stressful because sometime soon they will all have to meet up, but are being built separately.

Catch up with their latest videos which get into the details of how they are tackling this very important step in their builds. After all, what’s more important than what’s under the boat? Not much, we think. See what these clever builders do to get their keels in order by watching these 2 recent videos. 



9 responses to “Catching Up with the Keel Makers

  1. Separate Subject: Where is Louis Sauzedde and his Dory Series? What is the problem between Lou and Jamestown Distributors and Total Boat? You are one of Louis’s main sponsors – don’t you think you owe it to your customers to give some kind of explanation of what has (NOT) happened over the last two months???

    1. Why assume there is a problem? We posted a comment about their status, provided by Lou and company, 2 weeks ago to clear up any guesses or rumors. We have no problems. Just a slower build. And in this instant world we live in, everyone needs to be patient and respect Lou’s process, just as we, the sponsors, are doing. Here, once again, is the statement from Louis Sauzedde and his film crew.

      Dear Tips Fans,
      We appreciate your concern about Lou and the TotalBoat Sport Dory Series. Unlike the skiff build, Lou is taking more time building this intricate Dory. We are not producing weekly videos at this time and appreciate your patience as we continue to build, film and edit a boat into a video.
      It’s a lot of work and we like to do it right. We will continue to post Lou’s Friday Dory building videos as soon as they are ready. Thank you for your patience and continued support.

      1. Sorry I missed the post, but I was not subscribed to the Total Boat website at the time, so had no way of knowing.

    2. Hey Steve….. Take your medication.
      People like your screwup the nice things in life. This and Lou’s video blogs are v an AWESOME FREE service. FREE. It is on their schedule of time not yours. Be happy that it is free, and you get great information when it arrives.
      If you want lessons for a fee, I’m sure there are folks that will take your money, and there are many schools that charge for this information.
      SO, relax.

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