This blog is devoted to my John Welsford designed 15' Navigator yawl Ellie. I built her in my garage over a period of 18 months and launched her in 2011. She sports a sliding gunter main, roller furled jib and sprit-boomed mizzen. Her construction is glued-lapstrake over permanent bulkheads and stringers. This blog is a record of her construction and her voyages here in the Puget Sound area and (hopefully) a useful resource for fellow Navigator builders.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


This weekend I worked on the seats.

Saturday I cut out and glued on all the seat side supports.

I also epoxy coated the inside of the seats/flotation compartments. No need to paint inside there.  Inspection and repairs are easier without paint getting in the way.

I also added a doubler underneath the port side seat. This is to reinforce where the boomkin mounts.

Sunday I glued in the seat tops.

The seat tops will eventually be covered with laid decking.

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