Back in the shop, poor Cricket fell victim to an irresistible offer on Craigslist: a Glen-L Peewee. It’s the cutest little motorboat you ever saw, and came with two 1940s Johnson Sea Horse motors. Stay tuned–we should have her up and running before long.
We got the hatches on Spooky hinged and latched, then rolled her over to begin her paint job. We are trying out the inverse of Peekaboo’s pattern and are loving it.
While the paint was drying we began a series of 1/6-scale models for the Powell Museum in Page. We are starting with the boat we know best: the Briggs Grand Canyon Dory. Here is Cricket affixing the ribs to our adorable little strong back.
Fine tuning a side-panel.
With the panel shape determined, we form two of them and glue her up.
My full flock of lofting ducks crushing the floor to the mini-Briggs.
And on with the decks.
Lovable. And laughable.
We are going to replicate the paint job on the original Briggs boat, the Emerald Mile, as she looked before her big crash.