Today I received a link from Eugênio Herkenhoff in Vitoria, Brazil. He has been building a Cape Henry 21 for awhile and sending me occasional feedback and photos of his progress. Eugênio is a professional builder but this video shows that he is very different from the professional boatbuilders you will find in most other places.
|View into the workshop from the street.|
Being in the middle of a densely populated area, he must be considerate of his neighbours, who are very close. So Eugênio chooses to do most of his work with hand tools rather than electric. That is green boatbuilding with a difference. He also prefers it for better precision and it is less dangerous. Eugênio says that many people stop to watch and chat, "spreading the boatbuilding virus".
|Birdsmouth mast of the Cape Henry 21|
|Eugênio's drawing of the building stocks and frame for rolling the hull.|