Welcome to BischoffBoatworks. I am documenting the building of BISH, a 30′ wooden schooner designed by Murray Peterson. The lofting is done, the ballast keel is poured, shaped and bolted on, the wood keel is shaped out of 800 lbs. of purpleheart, the molds are installed, most of the bronze parts are cast, all the backbone pieces are cut and assembled, floors are in, and frames have been bent in, transom frame and Honduran Mahogany transom on, garboard and all the planks installed. Sterm tube and rudder tube built and installed. And in an act of purist optimism, the sails have arrived from Nat Wilson in East Boothbay, Maine. Bill Peterson (Murray’s son) has designed a topsail plan for me. And.. I have the Sabb 18 hp engine ready. Away we go! Check out the latest in the “BISH: The Build” section.
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