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We're on to some fairing of the first layer strip planking. There's miles of planing to go, but this video shows you what it's all about. Click the link on the image to see Episode 10. Please remember to subscribe. And don't miss what Lou finds in his pockets. 

Our Mission

Bristol Shipwrights' mission is to preserve and demonstrate traditional woodworking and boat building skills and techniques. More than that, we're working to develop new ways to use the latest tools and materials to help us and you build stronger, more affordable and enduring boats and construction projects of all kinds. The best way we know to do that is to video and share with you our current and future projects. Evelyn is our first project and only the beginning. But we hope you'll join us for each and every video and voyage.  

Meet Evelyn

Rethinking a cruising schooner from the 1920s 

43” o.a x 33” w.l. x 12’ beam x 6’ 5” draft

Able Offshore — Handy — Roomy

Full Keel Schooner

Ready for Delivery

Alden Design No. 270

Join Bristol Shipwrights as we document and video the challenges of building  a  43' Alden 270 schooner.  Whether you're a professional or backyard boatbuilder, a woodworker, or a dreamer, we're confident you'll learn something new about boats and woodwork from our screw ups and successes. 

See the progress we're making on Evelyn

EP 9 Site Cropped

In Episode 9 of Building Evelyn, Lou and Ken start putting together the pieces of the transom frame. 

In Episode 8, Lou uses the patterns we made in Episode 7 to mark up the timbers for Evelyn's upper transom frame .