Bow Roller, Rudder, Deck Crane and more

DougBow Roller, Steel Boat

   A lot got done this past week.  “DC” and I finished out his week by figuring out a design for working the anchors on and off the boat, including a bow roller, chain stopper, and a possible redesign on the winch that will make it easy to switch out a capstan for a spool of steel cable.   Then … Read More

A visit to SV Seeker & Future Plans

DougSteel Boat

How about sailing a Chinese Junk to the South Pacific and investigating the naval battlefields of World War II?   It sounds to me like the perfect job for Seeker.  And our friend and crew member Nick is doing all the leg work.  Check out his YouTube channels:  Renegade Show  and Sailing Through History and here more about our plans in … Read More

Cabin Floors and Decks

DougSteel Boat

Many thanks to “DC”,  Paul Hatch, Richard Day, Bart, and Betsy and all of you.  Please stop sending extension cords and locking plugs.  🙂   We feel the love and absolutely appreciate your support. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you!   Working beside Seeker crew has been the greatest gift I have.   Betsy’s got a new ankle for Christmas and … Read More

Engine Room Sole and Mainmast Step

DougSteel Boat

  We had another very good weekend.  Not too cold yet, and lots of good help from locals, Jason, Bart, and Paul, as well as Doug Fox from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who normally is engineering electronics for a nuclear power plant.   It’s always fun to rub elbows with some of the really smart young people out there.  It give … Read More

Foremast & Sole & Deck Hatch & CNC Routing

DougSteel Boat

 I tell ya.  I have to make all the tough decisions around here.  Chris can figure out the CNC machine and the best way to clamp down the deck tiles, and Betsy figures out how to run the web site and online store.  Everybody else gets to do all the welding.  But me?   I have to decide which photo … Read More