Shipwright Talk: Lou Sauzedde Pays a Visit Acorn to Arabella

Shipwrights like Louis Sauzedde have massive amounts of experience that has taken years to amass. It’s a pleasure to see how that knowledge is shared with newer shipwrights who don’t have the benefit of trial and error. Steve and Alix are well-read, self-taught shipwrights with no prior experience, so a visit from Lou during the important planking stage of the Arabella build, was a gift of sorts. Lou was able to show the team a different, less difficult way to get some of the more challenging planks onto the boat, saving them time, energy, and a lot of hassle. Seeing these very green shipwrights meet and ponder the intricacies of boatbuilding with a sage like Louis, was a fast for our eyes and for our ears, too, because of that sweet Rhode Island accent we all know and love. Enjoy a Friday morning dose of Lou with a side of Acorns. Cheers! 


3 responses to “Shipwright Talk: Lou Sauzedde Pays a Visit Acorn to Arabella

  1. its encouraging to see new talent coming into a tough business. aside from the lack of experienced workers, its the difficulty of finding parts to fabricate the boat new or old.
    i visited Chile in feb and noted their ability to somehow make things work. as good as this may be for them, we will be challenged here.
    i have a grand banks 42 in rhode island that needs some bulkhead and floor refreshing. appreciate if you have any suggestions on available products.

  2. I am up in Alaska,and I have never seen that type of forward plank end with the “fluke” on it. I can understand about keeping plank length waste down, and having to make up flair for edge set, can you point me to where you dealt with that and it’s name ?
    Thanks !

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