Blacksmithing, Casting, and Deadlights

DougCasting, Portholes, Steel Boat

It is a pleasure when you get to meet people who enjoy working, sharing, and learning.   They exude confidence,  not arrogance, but a confidence that anything is possible.  That confidence is infectious and instills courage.  And without courage we do not live to our potential. Feal the fear and do it anyway.  LIVE  

Fore and Aft and Capstan

DougSteel Boat, Winches

Excellent Day!  Bart and I got the foremast step ready to weld in tomorrow.  Jack and Dave worked on the rudder tube.  And Grant & Serena got a capstan looking really good.

LIVE! One cup at a time

BetsyJunk Shop, Steel Boat

Thank you to everybody who has found a place in their cupboard for an SV Seeker Big Red Mug!    We use ours every day and just seeing the message LIVE!  gives us the push to make the most out of each and every moment.    We understand from viewers, that it also has passed the Keurig test, the teabag test … Read More

Rainy Day and Building Anyway

DougCasting, Keels, Steel Boat

Started off nice but then the rain moved in.  Our plans for rain paid off.  While Paul was here, he and I build a rain cover for the temporary burnout kiln and its doing it’s job now.  Hopefully we will get a break in the rain tomorrow afternoon and pour our second bronze anchor winch capstan.  Tom and Coen have done … Read More

Boat Dreams and Lead Ballast

DougCasting, Keels, Steel Boat

Coen Van Wyk and his beautiful wife Shahnaz  are in from South Africa and Tom Carroll from Chicago.  I spend the day at the office, but they spent the day moving thousands of pounds of lead for the keels.  Coen and Shahnaz are also building a boat and keeping a blog: To dream of the ocean    

Ship’s Wheel

DougSteel Boat

There are some amazingly talented people in this world and SV Seeker is fortunate to reach so many who want to share their skills. We often have folks sketch of a design for a part and then we adapt the design and go to work building it.  So when I saw a design for a ships wheel offered up by David Collins, … Read More