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CBMM’s draketail project wrapping up, summer splash anticipated

CBMM_BoatshopReport_Engine_1(ST MICHAELS, MD – Monday, April 18, 2017) Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn reports work continues in CBMM’s boatshop on the construction of the 25’ draketail Pintail. Construction began mid-January 2016 through CBMM’s Apprentice for a Day public boatbuilding program, with an early summer splash now anticipated.

CBMM_BoatshopReport_Engine2Pintail’s white oak duck walk, sapele coaming, sassafras oiled floorboards, marine plywood battery box, and mahogany seats have been constructed and installed by AFAD and Family Boatshop participants. Her two-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine has been set in place, awaiting the construction of the engine box, electronics panel, steering gear, and systems hook up. She has multiple coats of Z-spar Captains varnish on the rails and Marshalls Cove white CBMM_BoatshopReport_Paintedsemi-gloss oil based paint on the top sides and decks.

Pintail is available for purchase, with proceeds supporting the education, restoration, and exhibition programs of the non-profit museum. For more information about programs and the purchase of Pintail, contact Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or jkuhn@cbmm.org. See more photos of the project at bit.ly/CBMMPintail.

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Participants in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Apprentice for a Day recently set the two-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine in Pintail, the 25’ draketail being built through the boatbuilding program. Pintail is for sale upon completion, which is anticipated early this summer. For sales price and more information, contact Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or jkuhn@cbmm.org.

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A participant in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime’s Apprentice for a Day program checks the varnish on Pintail, the 25’ draketail being built through the boatbuilding program. Pintail is for sale upon completion, which is anticipated early this summer. For sales price and more information, contact Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or jkuhn@cbmm.org.