Episode 28: Building the TotalBoat Sport Dory

Louis is back for Episode 28 in his series on Building the TotalBoat Sport Dory. With a fresh coat of Penetrating Epoxy applied to protect the wood, Lou gets to work making the bow stem. By laminating the wooden pieces for the stem using our TotalBoat High Performance 2:1 Epoxy, Lou shapes the glued pieces by clamping and screwing them to the bow itself, ensuring that the piece will fit perfectly! 

Tune in for this latest episode with Louis Sauzedde.

7 responses to “Episode 28: Building the TotalBoat Sport Dory

  1. Interesting approach, Lou. Rather than using the marking jigs for centering, why didn’t you just draw a center line on the top laminate and the stem? Then drilling a screw until it just protrudes through the laminate stack and use the screw tip to align with the previously drawn stem center line? My concern is even using the jigs seems to require a certain amount of “eyeballing” for final placement.

  2. Did anyone else notice that Lou held the bevel set at different angles when going from one side of the bow to the other? As a curved structure in two dimensions it will have slightly different angles depending on the angle of the base of the bevel set to the bow structure.

  3. It would be extremely helpful to see how you get the Stem Cap to such
    a perfect bevel. Always wondered how it is done.Next video maybe?

  4. Lou

    I have enjoyed watching these videos. Can you provide a place where I can purchase plans for a fisherman’s Dory, like the ones used on the Grand Banks? I am interested in building one about 14 – 18 foot. It would be nice if it can be converted to a sailing dory?

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