Joe Schoonover’s Weekender Page

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Joe Schoonover’s

Mr. Schoonover sent us photos of Weekender completed We thought his letter such a job of these great we should it along! Schoonover mentions he had wood working prior to his Weekender I should so: We’ve seen a with hand scallop shell before (and done too)! that he finished his Mr. Schoonover voluteered to as treasurer the new Weekender Builder’s and as Builder Contact participant for

Well done

October 12,


Dear Mike Peter,

I enclosed photos my recently Weekender. I to thank for what so far a very experience. I yet to her in water due the fact my days and the don’t seem be able get together, I hope get in few good of sailing the weather too cold. also hope eventually get good pictures sail and I do pass them

In terms the building itself, I into the with very knowledge of but quite bit of in woodworking. started the on June 1999 and on October 1999. In I spent 210 hours the construction, and rigging. total cost materials was $2200 but you add incidentals such shipping costs, paint brushes, etc, then total cost construction was to $2500. used marine plywood throughout, steel screws, and white for most the trim, epoxy as resin of The paint Petit’s Easypoxy, blocks are and the are all braid from Marine.

Here a key the photos I’ve numbered the back. try to on

some of things visible each photo.

I’ve laid keel and made my plywood cuts. crew stands anxious to sailing.

#2. in the Shaping the First chance start feeling a real builder.

#3. to take

#4. Even boat-like.

#5. look at photo and I had everything at stage. It have been easier.

#6. little further

#7. Topside a coat primer. At stage the had never turned over.

Like a on its My wife I rolled over onto padding by This photo taken after and a of Easypoxy undercoater.

#9. up and the trailer! bribed 7 my co-workers a free to come at lunch and help flip it up and the trailer.

Tina Louise-rigged ready to

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#11 Shot the cockpit. brown deck seat surfaces non-skid. I the rubber added to brown Easypoxy. can see I installed deckplates in corner of rear deck made any in or the rear the boat easier than would have trying to through the hatch. I up the coaming by mahogany and (for maximum and extended back slightly. place of standard cockpit I made out of oak and for a linear look. difficult to in this but I my mast from 5 embroidery rings cents each) with epoxy were then to the with 1 stainless steel ring loops. installed a volt socket the rear which is back to battery in box in cabin. I the corresponding on the motor so I have neat way hooking it to the without a of wires the way.

#12. Another of the In this you can the seat which were for about each, also homemade wheel.

I installed second smaller rail on side of cabin roof. the hatch there was much to onto so seem to a useful on. I the idea opening ports I made outer rings of mahogany installed fiberglass in them visible if look close) inside rings seen in photo.

#14. is a of the The bottom the shelf a great for a glass rack my plastic The carpet fish pillows for a space! The looking thermometer from a store. They hygrometers, thermometers clocks for who like make their and they a lot than the at the stores.

#15 rear of boat. I the shell crutch bracket from mahogany. has a inch wide into which the boom I am on a boom crutch will be couple of sea serpents, not finished I’ll send a picture it’s complete. designs on sides are applique’ and can see 4 holes installing the mount.

#16. Close-up the boom bracket.

#17. Standard molding applique’ on

#18 View cabin. In photo you just see opening ports are simply on the and are with a window sash Works like charm. I lots and of hooks pad eyes place I to act tie down bungie cord l also two cabin of the powered type at West for about each). I eventually install full 12 electrical system running lights cabin lights such but can wait another day.

Please feel to post pictures or use them you see I will to get good pictures the boat the water will hopefully some to to you

I have enjoyed the of building boat. Now look forward enjoying it more on water. I had many my neighbors by and me on boat and look forward getting it on the and showing off there well. Take and happy Schoonover

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