Draketail construction continues at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn reports work continues on the 25’ draketail Pintail, with an anticipated spring 2017 launch.

cbmm_boatshopreport_pintailConstruction began mid-January 2016 through CBMM’s Apprentice for a Day public boatbuilding program. Pintail’s hull has been completed with the deck beams and the floors installed. She will be fitted with an area in her forepeak for storing miscellaneous gear, and participants have decided there will be no cuddy cabin due to the narrowness of her beam.

Some of the work to be completed throughout the winter includes building the engine box, the floorboards, installing the rudder, the stuffing box, the decks and coaming, the steering gear, the gunwales and spray rails, the duck walk—the area along the waterline around her round stern—and building the forward and aft seating areas. Her Yanmar two-cylinder diesel engine will be installed, she will be painted white with a red bottom, and her coaming and gunwales will be left bright.

CBMM is planning to sell Pintail upon completion.For more information, contact Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or [email protected] See more photos of the project at bit.ly/CBMMPintail.

ore about CBMM is at www.cbmm.org