Senterfit of Gainesville and Melrose Florida.
Here I'll be covering some of our
local boys and the boats they're building.
I'll start with Vern
Senterfit's latest creation, since it just got wet yesterday. (Oct 23rd, 2000)
Vern on his way to launch his 9 1/2'
Cosine Wherry. It's strip built from redwood.
He has already built a 14' wherry, so
he omitted some forms and tweaked them a little to get it all fair. Being a
short wherry he's calling her "Sherry. "
She floats a little high in the water
with just Vern aboard. She felt a little tender for his taste. I told him
to get his swim suite on and bash around in her to get a feel for when her
reserve buoyancy kicks in.
Once I climbed in she began to settle
down a good bit.
Then Ted Srygley decided to
risk it too. She seems to really like to be loaded.
Still plenty of freeboard with three.
(A moment after this shot when Vern and I stepped out, Ted found out where any
bilge water goes if your sitting in the bow alone....;-)
Vern has also built a pirogue, a
self designed row boat, a canoe and a couple of larger wherries.
Next I'm going to try to get Vern
to tell us about his row boat which is cdx ply and paint and is holding up quite
You can email Vern at: