|Miliner Marine Services|
|Boat Building & Repair
Eliot, Maine, USA
David V. Miliner - Shipwright
Serving the North East USA since 1977
Dave Miliner: "Although we have had some sizable restoration projects here in the shop, the bulk of my new boat building predates the establishment of Miliner Marine Services. I've provide a couple of examples. If you are looking to build new, either right from the plans or a kit boat, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss the project with you.
The first vessel shown is the 36' "Pipedream". It was designed by Francis Kinney and built at G.A. Patten Boat builders back in the 1980's. It is I think one of the most beautiful boats, and most interesting projects, that I've been involved with in my 36 years in the marine business. I helped tool the plugs which the molds would be pulled from, helped build the molds, laminated the fiberglass parts in the molds, assembled the molded parts, and helped with the joinery work to finish off the boat. It's not often that you get to be involved with a boat from the drawings all the way to the launching."
|Pipedream - This is the first of four Pipedreams that were built at G.A. Patten Boat builders about to be launched. That's George "Pat" Patten in the cockpit.||Pipedream - This is a look at the deck of the second completed Pipedream.||Pipedream - A look at the interior to starboard.|
|Dave Miliner: "The second example is a side project that I did on my own during the summer of 1983 while also working for G.A. Patten. The boat is the 12' 4" Yankee Tender rowing skiff designed by the team at Woodenboat Magazine, updating a well known design by Asa Thompson."|
|Yankee Tender - The hull was built out of cedar, having a double planked bottom with a layer of canvas in between the two layers. This shows the sheer plank clamped in place and being fastened at the overlap with clench nails.||Yankee Tender - A view of the inside with the sawn oak ribs installed.||Yankee Tender - My apprentice for the project.|
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