Traditional and non-traditional boats are hand built at Lucas Boatworks, located on the Braden River/Florida's SW coast.
Feb 18, 2014 - Steve creating Crazy Cat, a cat boat from a discarded hull he found
Kristyn making the mast for Crazy Cat, March 4, 2014 ❤
Done! April 16, 2014
Our Crazy cat Sailboat
Stepping the mast, I think!
Crazy Cat Sails Rigged
April 17, 2014 -Crazy Cat rigged
building a foam SUP (stand up paddleboard) from scraps
The Helen Marie 2013. Hand built by Dave Lucas, now owned by Joe May.
Docking the Helen Marie at our home on the Braden River
"Tom Hand" - Red's boat (Sam Wade Sears). Refurbished at Lucas Boatworks.
Steve delivering Red's boat Tom Hand to the beach with my Dad's John Deere tractor!
Launching Tom Hand
Red (Sam Wade Sears) getting ready to go out in Tom Hand with Stan
Sailing Tom Hand on the Braden River
Steve refinishing a wee lassie canoe
sanding a handcrafted wheel Howard made
varnishing the wheel
Steve & Chloe in our boat Chelsea: built at Lucas Boatworks by Dave Lucas & Howard Heimbrock. Pre-refurbishing, summer of 2013.
July 2013: Chelsea has been rebuilt. Note the flat roof that Steve added when re-furbishing,
Chelsea's riding lawn mower engine! New manifold installed Jan 15, 2014
Lucas Boatworks, 2013. Dave Lucas is relaxing on the dock with his boat the Helen Marie docked on the far side. Chelsea is docked in the foreground.
Stan & his Chinese "junk" boat. August 2014 at Lucas Boatworks
Stan building his Chinese "junk" boat, August 2014 at Lucas Boatworks
December 2014 at Lucas Boatworks. Stan Terrell's boat finished (L)
Lucas Boatworks Dock and Boat launch. Dave's dog Cessna greets you!
Dave Lucas building a foam Kayak
A lightweight foam & glass cloth kayak
Kayaking from Lucas Boatworks 12/29/2016 -a muddy low tide winter beach. The orange foam/fiberglass Kayak on the left, was handmade by Lance..
Dave taking out visitors to Lucas Boatworks in Chelsea . . . 4 men in a tub, rub a dub dub!
Dave borrowed Chelsea as Steve needed his boat, the Helen Marie
Chelsea's handbuilt steering wheel, by Howard Heimbrock at Lucas Boatboatworks
Chelsea's bow . . . when it was brightly finished wood, before the 2nd refurbishing -Always refurbishing boats when you live in sunny Florida!
A ride in Chelsea on the Braden River
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