New construction on wooden or fiberglass boats can be a new mast, new galley, or a new boat. I can design what is needed or we can obtain a design for your new construction. I have extensive experience in most types of traditional and contemporary wooden boat construction.
What's Special About Custom Built Boats?
- A custom built boat is your boat, designed and built the way you want it to be, for your own particular use.
- Designs can be supplied by you or we can find a stock design to suit your pleasure. We can modify such designs for your special needs, or develop a new design specifically for you.
- You have a wide choice of construction methods: traditional, such as lapstrake, carvel, seambatten, strip, or contemporary, such as cold molded, plywood, or plywood stitch and tape. Or a combination adapted to your personal tastes.
- Choice of wood. You can opt for durable local woods, including oak, spruce, pine, hackmatack, ash, locust—as many as six different kinds can go into a dory or a skiff. Or you can use tropical hardwoods such as Honduras mahogany, Thai teak, or African Iroko.
- Finish can be varnish or paint, or a combination, again according to your choice.
Your boat may be a dream for the future but I’d like a chance to help you realize your dream. Get in touch to explore the possibilites. Just email, or call 630.336.1840.
Current Projects - Diesel Duck 40
Contact Wayne Shibley at (630)336-1840 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Updated November 15, 2013:
The boat is at the dock while we finish up the last details, installing the heater, putting in the last trim, ... the boat is just now completed and we are running sea trials. This coming spring/summer we plan on taking the boat through the Great Lakes, through the Erie Canal, down the Hudson River to the East Coast.
Keep watching for new photos, as work continues.
New wooden troller yacht under construction. A George Buehler design, a 38' Diesel Duck, that we have added 2' in length to bring it up to 40'.
This Wooden Diesel Duck is being built at Rentner Marine, in the Chicago area:
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Installing new instruments and controls:
Installing the head:
Installing the Battery Charger and Battery box:
Wiring up and installing the instruemnt dashboard:
Installing the windshield wiper motors:
Installing the Hot Water Heater in the engine room:
Installing the Searchlight and Horns on the Pilothouse roof:
Installing the propane locker on the aft deck:
Building and installing the Mast pad on the pilothouse roof:
Building the pedestal and installing the aft head and plumbing:
Epoxying the boom:
Shaping the boom:
Boom all finished to shape and being painted:
Doors are built and being installed:
Making the framing for the queen bed in the aft cabin:
Drawers and under bed storage cut-outs:
Bench with storage underneath:
Hanging locker and shelves:
Framing for bunks:
Hanging locker and shelves:
Galley cabinet doors and drawers:
Putting in the pilothouse siding wood:
The flooring going in:
Moving the boat to the crane:
Putting the boat in the water:
Putting in the Stove/Oven and frig:
Sink and plumbing in, door hung - in the aft cabin:
Aft Cabin is shaping up:
Sink and plumbing now put in the forward cabin:
Helm seat installed:
Bathroom sink and vanity in the aft cabin:
Aft cabin shelves, hanging locker and stairs to pilothouse:
Boat at theDock:
Keep watching for our NEW photos and watch our progress!!