We built this Herreshoff Columbia tender as a fancy row boat and a surprise birthday present.
Her back bone and transom are mahogany, and her planking is red cedar with a mahogany sheer strake.
The thwarts are book matched sapelle, and she is copper riveted through steamed oak frames with clench nails in the laps.
She was a joy to build!
Initial mold setup
Lining off the planks with the battens
Lining off at transom
Patterning for the third strake
Planks are run off the transom and then cut to length
First three pairs of planks
From the stern...
Six pairs in
With only one left to go-the mahogany sheerstrake
Fitting the breasthook
Skeg and transom-final shape