Spring launch expected for Pintail

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn reports that work continues on the 25’ draketail Pintail, with an anticipated spring 2017 launch. Construction began in January 2016 through CBMM’s Apprentice For A Day (AFAD) Public Boatbuilding Program.

Pintail’s Atlantic white cedar decks, forward and aft bulkheads, white oak engine bed logs and stainless rudder stuffing box have been installed. The curved forward coaming and after curved rub rail were steam bent out of sapele during one of AFAD’s newly added Family Boatshop programs, then scarfed to the straight coaming running aft and the gunwales running forward.

Next to be installed are the floors, the midship and aft seating, and toe rails. Work continues on the duck walk (the area along waterline around her stern), cutting through the stern for the exhaust, the engine box and the steering gear. In the spring, her Yanmar two-cylinder diesel engine will be installed, she will be painted white with a red bottom, and her sapele coaming, gunwales and seats will be left bright.

Pintail is for sale upon completion. For more information about programs and the purchase of Pintail, contact Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or jkuhn@cbmm.org. See more photos of the project at bit.ly/CBMMPintail.

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