Tips from A Shipwright: Lou in the Chilean Boatyards

If boatbuilding is a universal language, then you can expect our friend, Louis Sauzedde to be fluent. In this third episode from his South American visit, he’s discovered another very busy boatyard on the Chilean Coast where he delights in sharing knowledge and stories.  It’s fair to say even Lou picked up some tips from the Chileans as well as sharing some of his own. From their unusual steaming methods to the way that they plank their boats, both Lou and the locals have some different methods in their processes and both result in magnificently built wooden boats. He even gets to help glass up the local university’s small plywood sailboat that was built as part of their boatbuilding program.

Dive into today’s video and watch Lou as he delights in touring his third boatyard on his visit to Chile.






12 responses to “Tips from A Shipwright: Lou in the Chilean Boatyards

  1. Delightful to watch other cultures and their boatbuilding. Their wood sources and their ability to do so much with chain saws is amazing. It was great fun to watch Lou work with them.

  2. “A Better World Through Boatbuilding”.
    Goodwill Ambassador Louis scores again! These productions are fantastic — informative as heck.

  3. Interesting to see that they use eucalyptus in Chile for boat building. I would be interested in knowing which varieties they use.

    1. Love Wacthing,I learn a lot.I hope to start my boat,when it gets warmer .Take care Love it. Keep up the good work. August

  4. Lou is so interesting, knowledgeable, diplomatic, and charming, he should be the Secretary of Boating for the US. I just love listening to the guy. I’ll bet the Chileans enjoyed him as much as I do. Other countries would, too.

  5. You’re the man Lou…..my son and I anxiously await that V-bottomed boat you teased during the sport dory project videos.

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