Gerry Conway

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Endeavour
Endeavour is Teak above and below the water line with the freeboard dyed blue. The waterline is wavy Maple and the sheer is inlaid Yellowheart. Pores were filled with tung oil sealer and sanding dust. P&L 38 was again used for the final finish.


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Bluenose
The freeboard (above the water line) is made from American Walnut dyed black. The waterline is wavy Maple and the hull is Padauk. The pores were filled with tung oil sealer and sanding dust. The sheer line is inlaid Yellowheart. The mounting board is Mahogany with Anigre and Sapele banding. The board has a tung oil finish.

Hunky Dory
Half - model of c1920 long nose launch 'Hunky Dory' built by John Matheson of Port Carling ON.
Spanish Cedar, with walnut stained Mahogany, Padauk, Hard Maple, Sapele, Anigre and Verawood.

Made by Gerry Conway. From the customer gallery of KJP Select Hardwoods (www.kjpselecthardwoods.com)

Made by Gerry Conway. From the customer gallery of KJP Select Hardwoods (www.kjpselecthardwoods.com)

Made by Gerry Conway. From the customer gallery of KJP Select Hardwoods (www.kjpselecthardwoods.com)
Made by Gerry Conway. From the customer gallery of KJP Select Hardwoods (www.kjpselecthardwoods.com)


Black Boat

The deck and transom of the Black Boat are Mahogany and the model reflects this. As Black Boat is largely - well black, African Wenge is used for the topsides with the rift cut grain following the sweep of the sheer. Canadian Curly Maple at the waterline offers a sense of water rushing by the hull with quartersawn African Shedua below adding to the cadence. The finish is a water based varnish over shellac and tung oil. Finally the model is protected with carnauba wax. The rudder, prop, strut, whip strut and cutwater are lacquered brass.

The mounting board is ribbon cut African Mahogany veneer. The edging is solid Mahogany from Ghana in West Africa. The inlay is Sapele, Anigre and Maple. The finish is tung oil protected with carnauba wax.

Black Boat began life as an open launch for the Canada Parks Service in Nelson Gilbert's Brockville Ontario boatyard. After many years of service in the Gatineau her abandoned and dilapidated hull was rescued by antique boat collector David Burns of Ottawa. Together with boat builder and restorer Iain McAleese, David restored the hull converted the open boat to a long nosed launch.

Made by Gerry Conway. From the customer gallery of KJP Select Hardwoods (www.kjpselecthardwoods.com)

Made by Gerry Conway. From the customer gallery of KJP Select Hardwoods (www.kjpselecthardwoods.com)

Made by Gerry Conway. From the customer gallery of KJP Select Hardwoods (www.kjpselecthardwoods.com)

Made by Gerry Conway. From the customer gallery of KJP Select Hardwoods (www.kjpselecthardwoods.com)

Made by Gerry Conway. From the customer gallery of KJP Select Hardwoods (www.kjpselecthardwoods.com)

Made by Gerry Conway. From the customer gallery of KJP Select Hardwoods (www.kjpselecthardwoods.com)

Made by Gerry Conway. From the customer gallery of KJP Select Hardwoods (www.kjpselecthardwoods.com)

In selecting the woods for a model I try to remain true to the colours of the boat in the case of Goèland for the white topsides I chose Canadian Hard Maple. The boot-top is Padauk with Verawood for waterline and below. This wood will change colour over time from an olive green/brown to dark green with blue highlights. The hull finish is Watco brushing lacquer.

The mounting board is American Black Walnut veneer plywood edged with Nogal and inlayed with Sapele, Anigre and Maple. The finish is tung oil.

The rudder and prop are bronze and brass respectively.

Made by Gerry Conway. From the customer gallery of KJP Select Hardwoods (www.kjpselecthardwoods.com)

Made by Gerry Conway. From the customer gallery of KJP Select Hardwoods (www.kjpselecthardwoods.com)

Made by Gerry Conway. From the customer gallery of KJP Select Hardwoods (www.kjpselecthardwoods.com)

Made by Gerry Conway. From the customer gallery of KJP Select Hardwoods (www.kjpselecthardwoods.com)