JGTSCA Assists Sea Scouts to Complete Dory Project
The dory project with the Sea Scouts has started
on Tuesday July 15. The scheduled time will be 9 AM to 1 or
2 PM every Tuesday and Thursday thru July and maybe the first
week of August. Larry Magee has volunteered to head up the
project with assistance from George Spragg, Andy Strode and
other JGTSCA members.
The project is to complete a dory started about 20 years ago.
The dory was recently donated to the Sea Scouts. The hull
is complete consisting of plywood sides, oak frames and pine
bottom running fore and aft. To finish, the plywood scarf
joints will need to be reinforced. Rubrails, inrails, seat
risers, seats, oarlocks, etc. will need to be added. So this
is a good doable beginner project in the time alloted.
Andy Strode (left) and Larry Magee measure
the rub rail.
Larry and Andy see how the railing fits
Sea Scouts Dory - A Work in Progress
Progress - First Week: The
dory has had all 4 plywood scarfs reinforced with fiberglass
cloth bedded in epoxy. An additional coat of epoxy will be
added later. One scarf that had started to separate, has been
repaired. And both rub-rails or gunnels have been installed.
Progress - Second Week: On Tuesday we made
cutouts in the frames for the inwales. And then standoffs
for the inwales were cut and glued. We were going to install
the inwales and a breast-hook on Thursday. But the boat was
somewhat wet. And we cancelled due to threatening rain. Which
it sure did.
Dory work continues
Dory ready for launching