A Lot Of Pressure And A Good Scrubbing – Episode 227 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. Long Live Victoria!! Get yours: https://www.bonfire.com/long-live-victoria-1 Also check out Bob’s videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheArtofBoatBuilding Artwork on the shirt is by illustrator and ship’s carpenter Eli Gafvelin of Sweden. The sheer strake gets its jewelry (which is what Annie B calls bronze hardware… or boat hardware of any kind, really) and gets a couple…

Boat Decking: Hidden Under the King Plank -Episode 226 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. Coming next week! A new shirt campaign, two weeks only, celebrating our collaboration with Bob Emser and The Art of Boatbuilding. Don’t miss it! http://eepurl.com/hn3Qyv And don’t miss Bob’s videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheArtofBoatBuilding Our wooden boatbuilding project is all about boat decking this week! King planks and covering boards are almost their own…

The Long March to Launch – Episode 222 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. Get updates about launch: http://eepurl.com/hn3Qyv Subscribing is supporting! And here’s the first episode about the dinghy over at The Art of Boatbuilding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-msUTaaxd4 Robin gives us a glimpse of this channel’s adventure content to come, but we begin with covering boards and lumber organization, specifically, for the deck planking. Just as…

Victoria’s Next Life Begins – Episode 221 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. For EcoFlow’s Prime Day specials, click here: https://amzn.to/39LgDNP To learn more about EcoFlow, and let them know we said hi, click here: https://us.ecoflow.com/?aff=264 Covering boards are coming closer to their final shape. Decision time again! The toe rail, covering boards, and stanchion bases all have shapes that affect each other, meaning…

Milling & Planning Out the Boat Decking – Episode 218 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. Visit our store for the wood collections, posters, and stickers: https://www.acorntoarabella.com/merchandise As we prepare for the boat decking, which can also essentially be thought of as the boat deck flooring, there is a lot of preparation for the lumber involved. Everything in wooden boatbuilding starts here: milling, milling, milling. First, we…

LIVE from The WoodenBoat Show – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. We’re going live with Bob Emser from The Art of Boatbuilding and with John Harris of Chesapeake Light Craft. We’ll also make a special announcement!———————————————————————————————————– Sign up for our email newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hn3Qyv Acorn to Arabella is a boat building project taking place in Granby, Massachusetts. Steve started as an amateur boat…

The Whiskey Plank – Episode 216 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Sign up for our email newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hn3Qyv Acorn to Arabella is a boat building project taking place in Granby, Massachusetts. Steve started as an amateur boat builder building a 38′ wooden boat in his backyard: designer William Atkin’s Ingrid with a Stormy Petrel’s gaff rig. These videos follow the journey…

Whiskey Plank Live! – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. We’re going live as we put the last plank on Arabella. This is a big moment of celebration, a milestone for the build as we carry on toward launch in 2023. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Sign up for our email newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hn3Qyv Acorn to Arabella is a boat building project taking place in Granby,…

Firing Up a 70 Year Old Steam Generator – Episode 214 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. Don’t miss the upcoming wood offcut sale and poster release: http://eepurl.com/hn3Qyv Thank you to EcoFlow, https://us.ecoflow.com/products/delta-mini-portable-power-station, who sent us their Delta Mini Portable Power Station to test. We’ve been wanting to monitor the refrigerator’s performance and actual electrical draw, and it’s been such a good tool for that. We start this…

Open House Sunday Live Stream – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. We’re live-streaming from the boathouse during our final Open House. More info on visiting: https://www.acorntoarabella.com/open-house——————————————————————————————————– Sign up for our email newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hn3Qyv Acorn to Arabella is a boat building project taking place in Granby, Massachusetts. Steve started as an amateur boat builder building a 38′ wooden boat in his backyard: designer…

Open House Saturday Live Stream – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. We’re live-streaming from the boathouse during our final Open House. More info on visiting: https://www.acorntoarabella.com/open-house—————————————————————————————– Sign up for our email newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hn3Qyv Acorn to Arabella is a boat building project taking place in Granby, Massachusetts. Steve started as an amateur boat builder building a 38′ wooden boat in his backyard: designer…

Finding Gold in the Locust Pile – Episode 211 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. Open House information: https://www.acorntoarabella.com/open-house Put your name on a plank: https://www.acorntoarabella.com/merchandise New products hit next week! Sign up for the newsletter to have first dibs on offcuts: http://eepurl.com/hn3Qyv Nearly every piece of wood in Arabella, from the backbone to the deck framing, came to this project as a tree. This means…

Putting In the Shipmate & A Visit To MIT – Episode 208 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. Apply for our summer 2022 apprenticeship, or pass this link to someone you think would be interested: https://www.acorntoarabella.com/internship-summer-2022 It’s time to make a home for the woodstove, which will get a similar heat-resistant surround as did the Dickinson Newport diesel cabin heater. Tiled surfaces will be both insulating and radiating when…

Installing Bulkhead and Galley Stove – Episode 207 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. For information about our May 7&8 Open House (our final one!) visit: https://www.acorntoarabella.com/visitor-welcome Evan at MS Fabrication in Dorchester, Massachusetts finished an important stainless steel surround that serves as the home for the galley stove. That means that in this week’s video, in goes the three-burner, propane, Dickinson Mediterranean marine cookstove.…

All Hands on Deck, 6 Years of A2A – Episode 200 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. ADD DESCRIPTION HERE ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Sign up for our email newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hn3Qyv Acorn to Arabella is a boat building project taking place in Granby, Massachusetts. Steve and Alix started as amateur boat builders building a 38′ wooden boat in Steve’s backyard: designer William Atkin’s Ingrid with a Stormy Petrel’s gaff rig. These…

All Together Now – Episode 198 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. To get yourself a reminder when we go live on February 11 visit: https://youtu.be/pCa0VXfjl_8 Visiting February 11 here in Granby? Please read this: https://www.acorntoarabella.com/visitor-welcome In this episode, we fabricate, modify, and install a bunch of hardware for the companionway steps, which have connections to the refrigerator, bilge stringers, sole, and cabin…

200th Episode Livestream SHINDIG! – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. Join Steve, Akiva, Annie B, and special guests for Live from the Boat Shed 15. Who will stop by? Who will call in? See you there on February 11 at 5 p.m. ET. (Want to see the other episodes in our Live Archive? There’s 14 hours’ worth on Patreon!) ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Sign…

The Companionway Ladder & A Big Update – Episode 197 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. Visit here if you think you can help with our rigging hardware: https://www.acorntoarabella.com/rigging-hardware New Tiers on Patreon! https://patreon.com/acorntoarabella So many updates this week! What’s cooking for 2022? Did we just reveal a bit about our launch schedule? What parts are needed to button up the plans for rig and sails? Where’s…

Finally Back to Woodworking! – Episode 195 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. ADD DESCRIPTION HERE ————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Sign up for our email newsletter: http://eepurl.com/hn3Qyv Acorn to Arabella is a boat building project taking place in Granby, Massachusetts. Steve and Alix started as amateur boat builders building a 38′ wooden boat in Steve’s backyard: designer William Atkin’s Ingrid with a Stormy Petrel’s gaff rig. These…

Arabella’s Workbench, Part 1 – Episode 180 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. Bellota the Bilge Dragon: https://www.bonfire.com/bellota-the-bilge-dragon/ There is a great deal of difference between a boat built to suit most people—one that’s meant to go onto the market to be sold immediately, with general accommodations builders think the average buyer might want to ensure its sale—and Arabella, which is surely forming up…

What to Expect When Visiting Acorn to Arabella

From Acorn To Arabella. We’re glad you’re stopping by! Please follow all the signs, and very importantly, please approach quietly, silence your phone (including camera noises) and don’t disturb work if Steve or other crew are focused and unable to visit with you. To see all the guidelines, please visit this page: https://www.acorntoarabella.com/visitor-welcome ——————————————————- Sign…

Fitting the Saloon / Salon Berth – Episode 178 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat

From Acorn To Arabella. For visitor information and to watch the video Ben mentions in the intro, visit this page: https://www.acorntoarabella.com/visitor-welcome We say saloon, some say salon… we say lapstrake, some say clinker… we’re not calling the whole thing off. Boat terminology can vary from region to region, sometimes by such a slight difference that…