Sean’s Pickup Squared


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My son Sean has been bitten!  He went to Lake Julliette with me on Embers Watch Last summer, and this fall he has started building a boat!  This is his second boat. He and Lauren, his cousin, built the prototype Slam Dink several years ago. I made them do all the work excepting some circular saw work that intimited them at that age. But this is a work of his own and I am a pleased father. Per Sean, he chose Pickup Squared because he wanted a boat  that would sail 2 people ,  camp/sleep one, and would use as little epoxy as possible. He had sides and bulkheads cut out, spliced, and framed when I went up on October 17 to help him go 3D for the weekend. Here are some pictures of his progress. “Cooking” under poly tent in North Carolina cool night with 2 75 watt lamps. Sean, Megan, bottom ply

Wales and Chines

Basic Hull

Chines Glassed

Sailing Bits

Bottom Skids.


I will try to keep this up to date better in future as Sean sends me photos. He plans to use this in the OBX130 next July.

Sean sent a couple of detail shots of the hatch openings and joints. Looks good to me!

Also some primer fotos.

Progress is being made…

Bill

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Darlene Burgess
    Oct 31, 2008 @ 01:32:46

    Y’all are amazing!!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Darlene

    Reply

  2. duckworks
    Oct 31, 2008 @ 01:44:21

    Sean:

    Great choice! You are going to love this boat.

    Chuck

    Reply

  3. Sisco
    Oct 31, 2008 @ 20:07:52

    Hi Sean
    What fun huh? You guys impress me. I don’t think I would build a boat without getting paid for it. But then I’m not a yachtsman like you and Bill. Don’t be as boring as Bill with the colors. I am so sick of painting white topsides I could scream. Newport green topsides and coral pink inside with a white boot, then you’re talking color scheme. What kind of rig? I hope you’ll have a snotter, just because I like the term. Gotta name for her yet or are you waiting for her to tell you?
    Have fun
    John

    Reply

  4. Sisco
    Nov 01, 2008 @ 09:55:10

    A name for your boat came to mind last night. Zig Zags.

    Reply

  5. moffitt1
    Nov 01, 2008 @ 12:37:58

    No snotters on this one. Sean had two of them on Slam Dink though! This is a balanced lug. Nice name-lets see what Sean comes up with in the end…

    Bill

    Reply

  6. Doug
    Sep 24, 2009 @ 18:59:35

    Hi Sean,

    I just struggled though a big tortoise, my first. Thinking seriously about piccup squared for next boat. Would you be able to stand up in her on small waters ( like the little less than one hundred acre ponds we have all over Delaware) ?

    Not a requirement for me to use it as a bass boat under oars, just curious.

    Thanks,

    Doug

    Reply

  7. JACK SPOERING
    Mar 02, 2012 @ 12:03:11

    HI SEAN –
    I’VE BEEN FOLLOWING YOUR WEBSITE FOR MONTHS NOW BUT IT ENDED WITH THE BOAT GLASSED AND THE SHOWING OF YOUR BOAT GARAGE. HAS THERE BEEN ANY FURTHER BUILDING AND HOW DO I GET THEM ?

    SINCERELY – JACK SPOERING

    Reply

  8. Dave Bremer
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 17:46:17

    Did Sean add a yawl to his Piccup Squared like Paul has on his Pram? Could they share the dimensions of that sail so we could try it also?

    Reply

  9. Woody
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 06:27:32

    So Cool! Wish I could do that.

    Reply

  10. Ken Sherwood
    Oct 17, 2015 @ 22:51:21

    Plan to build the PU Squared this winter as just a row boat. Thoughts are to widen the gunnels to accommodate oarlocks. Also lower top of floatation chambers so as to serve as secondary seating. As a non sailing craft all of the “extra” floatation won’t be required.
    Your pictures look to be a great help envisioning before cutting!
    Thanks for your post.
    Any thoughts?
    Ken Sherwood

    Reply

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