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Acorn To Arabella
May 17, 2024
Acorn To Arabella

Acorn To Arabella

We are building a 38’ sailboat from stump to ship, once complete she will take us around the world. We hope to inspire and educate as many people as possible along the way. Join us on our journey and let us show you that with a bit of dedication, good company and some old school smarts even the wildest of dreams can be made to come true!

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A Walk Across England, Coast to Coast – Episode 311 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat
A Walk Across England, Coast to Coast – Episode 311 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat
Steve and Robin recently spent some time hiking across northern England, following Alfred Wainwright’s 190-mile-long trail from coast to coast, through three national parks: the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors. The trail can ...
Published: May 17, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:22:28
Engine Maintenance & New Alternator Install  – Ep. 310 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat
Engine Maintenance & New Alternator Install – Ep. 310 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat
Everyone is curious about summer plans, and as of now, Steve and Robin are waiting to see what happens in the next few months. Depending on how Steve’s mom is doing, they will either be heading north or staying local. While they would love to be cruising...
Published: Apr 26, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:27:02
Weekend Warriors Work On Deck & Down Below – Ep. 309 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat
Weekend Warriors Work On Deck & Down Below – Ep. 309 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat
Plant more trees - head to http://reelpaper.com/acorn to get 30% off your first order AND free shipping! Thanks to Reel for sponsoring today’s video! The crew spends the weekend getting projects done on deck and down below. After receiving their missi...
Published: Apr 19, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:25:56
Who Is Stronger? A Week In The Life – Episode 308 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat
Who Is Stronger? A Week In The Life – Episode 308 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat
Welcome to a week in the life on Arabella. Friday: The day starts off with a huuuge cup of coffee. The rainy day is the perfect opportunity for Steve to practice making eye splices with a double braided line. Robin and Steve spend time training to get r...
Published: Apr 12, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:23:22
Windy Work Installing Navigation Electronics – Ep. 307 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat
Windy Work Installing Navigation Electronics – Ep. 307 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat
Upgrade your mornings with better coffee. Head to http://aeropress.com/acorn and save 20% off your order! Thanks to AeroPress for sponsoring today's video! Have we mentioned it’s been windy lately? Steve works on setting up the navigation electronics o...
Published: Apr 05, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:24:25
Electronics We’ll Need For Summer Cruising – Ep. 306 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat
Electronics We’ll Need For Summer Cruising – Ep. 306 – Acorn to Arabella: Journey of a Wooden Boat
Steve and Robin sift through a good amount of mail that’s been piling up. Be sure to pick up issue 297 of WoodenBoat magazine and check out the Launchings section to see Arabella's feature! With a climbing guide book for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland in h...
Published: Mar 29, 2024
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:23:47

Watch Acorn To Arabella From The Beginning!

Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Introductory Video
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Introductory Video
We are building a 38 foot wooden sailboat from scratch in our back yard. It's going to be one heck of an adventure and we would love to have you along. El video doblado en español. Desarrollado por Papercup: https://youtu.be/sSTCMJbpzhQ Síguenos en n...
Published: Apr 24, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:05:40
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 1: Tree Fall
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 1: Tree Fall
The first installment in our project. Watch us drop the trees that will become Arabella. El video doblado en español. Desarrollado por Papercup: https://youtu.be/wHfJEncU7yI Síguenos en nuestro canal en español: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChY-z...
Published: Apr 24, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:07:46
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 2: Winching
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 2: Winching
In this episode, we deal with the stuck trees from our felling episode. We bring out Steve's homemade winch and explain how it is used. FOLLOW US: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/acorntoarabella Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/acorntoarabella/ Fac...
Published: Jun 22, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:05
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: Taking down the Maple!
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: Taking down the Maple!
Get ready for the battle! Please visit our website for full project details: http://www.acorntoarabella.com FOLLOW US: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/acorntoarabella Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/acorntoarabella/ Facebook: https://www.facebook....
Published: Oct 21, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:03:25
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 3: Milling
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 3: Milling
In this episode, we talk a bit about how to mill the trees we cut down in the last episodes. El video doblado en español. Desarrollado por Papercup: https://youtu.be/4LE9GGVX2js Síguenos en nuestro canal en español: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh...
Published: Nov 04, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:20:00
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: Splitting Log
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: Splitting Log
Here's a fun video of a log we needed to split in order to get on the mill. Please visit our website for full project details: http://www.acorntoarabella.com If you would like to help support us, please visit http://www.patreon.com/acorntoarabella El vi...
Published: Nov 18, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:05:01
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 4: How to Mill a Log
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 4: How to Mill a Log
Steve takes us through the milling process from start to finish. Please visit our website for full project details: http://www.acorntoarabella.com If you would like to help support us, please visit http://www.patreon.com/acorntoarabella El video doblado...
Published: Dec 02, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:15:32
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: Fixing the Manure Spreader
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: Fixing the Manure Spreader
Steve took a little break from our work to help fix his grandparent's manure spreader for the farm. Please visit our website for full project details: http://www.acorntoarabella.com If you would like to help support us, please visit http://www.patreon.co...
Published: Dec 16, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:04:45
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 5: Transition from Milling to Boathouse
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 5: Transition from Milling to Boathouse
We finish up the milling with a very exciting drop of one last pine tree and then transition into putting up the boat house. El video doblado en español. Desarrollado por Papercup: https://youtu.be/F7jdFOSPCqE Síguenos en nuestro canal en español: htt...
Published: Dec 30, 2016
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:22:42
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 6: Putting Up The Boathouse
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 6: Putting Up The Boathouse
We're working hard on the setup in this video. We had to put up the boathouse. But then... El video doblado en español. Desarrollado por Papercup: https://youtu.be/OiiMpLDR1FM Síguenos en nuestro canal en español: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChY-...
Published: Jan 27, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:19:03
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: Big Beautiful Bandsaw 1
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: Big Beautiful Bandsaw 1
We found a beautiful old bandsaw which will help us immensely in the build of Arabella. We go to Athol to pick it up on a snowy winter day. Keep checking in with us for our next short in which we go through the restoration process. El video doblado en e...
Published: Feb 10, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:07:19
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 7: The Big Move
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 7: The Big Move
After getting the boathouse all set and ready to go in order to start lofting the plans for Arabella, we received a surprise visit from the building inspector and had to take the whole thing down and move it... That didn't stop us though! Going strong! ...
Published: Feb 24, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:19:31
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: Big Beautiful Bandsaw Restoration 2
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: Big Beautiful Bandsaw Restoration 2
After getting the bandsaw back to the house we spent the last month or more restoring it and it looks amazing. Watch the video to see the amazing transformation. If you like what you see. Please visit http://www.acorntoarabella.com to help us. You can ...
Published: Mar 10, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:12:44
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 8: The Big Move Part 2
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 8: The Big Move Part 2
In this chapter, we finish putting up the boathouse after the forced move. This includes getting a mast and stringing the cable for the plastic roof. Alix also makes a trip up to Maine and after this, the lofting starts! El video doblado en español. De...
Published: Mar 24, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:20:58
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: The Helpers
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: The Helpers
We've had a lot of help so far so we thought that it would be fun to get their point of view on this whole crazy endeavor and share that with you. If you would like to help support the project you can do so via our website or by becoming a Patron on Patreo...
Published: Apr 07, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:09
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 9: Lofting
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 9: Lofting
We finally get into some of the lofting process. Lofting means drawing the plans full size to use for the build. This video will explain a bit of the process. El video doblado en español. Desarrollado por Papercup: https://youtu.be/tKQjjBoM4Hw Síguen...
Published: Apr 21, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:24:23
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: Quick Flip
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: Quick Flip
Here's a quick update and a video of us flipping the keel timber... just Steve and I! If you would like to help us out via our patreon site please go to http://www.patreon.com/acorntoarabella Thank you all for the support! http://www.acorntoarabella.com ...
Published: May 13, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:04:14
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 10: Keel Timber and Open House
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 10: Keel Timber and Open House
We held an Open House on May 6th 2017 to celebrate getting the keel timber, Steve's birthday and get help moving the keel timber into the boathouse. It was really an amazing day that we will never forget and we look forward to sharing this project with ma...
Published: May 26, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:21:12
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 11: Heavy Metal
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 11: Heavy Metal
In this video we talk about the lead keel and what it is for as well as show our biggest and best haul of lead yet! If you would like more information about our project and ongoing videos please check out our website http://www.acorntoarabella.com If you w...
Published: Jun 09, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:18:27
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 12: Smelter Tank
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 12: Smelter Tank
We're building a smelter tank! We are getting closer and closer to melting the 10,000 lbs of lead that we need to pour the ballast keel. If you liked this video, please click the like button and subscribe to our channel. The lead pour should be exciting!...
Published: Jun 23, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:16:58
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 13: Ballast Keel Mold
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 13: Ballast Keel Mold
Before making the lead keel that will fit underneath our boat, we need to make a mold to smelt it in. In order to do so we have to make a plug that is the same shape and will fit in the concrete to form the mold. One more step closer to the 10,000 lbs le...
Published: Jul 07, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:20:19
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: Wooden Boat Show ’17
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: Wooden Boat Show ’17
We took a Saturday off of our usual boatbuilding duties and went to the 2017 Wooden Boat Show at Mystic Seaport. We had a blast and met some really amazing people and some some really neat things. We are already loving the community we are growing into. ...
Published: Jul 21, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:07:24
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: Quick Update (1)
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: Quick Update (1)
Hi everyone, We've got a quick update for you all about what is coming up soon. We also talk a little about how you can help us really get this project off the ground. FOLLOW US: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/acorntoarabella Instagram: https://www.in...
Published: Aug 04, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:03:34
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 14: Smelter Tank Work
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 14: Smelter Tank Work
We've been wicked busy this summer! As we say in the video, we got invited to the International Maritime Film Festival in Bucksport ME for the weekend of September 29th to October 1st. This should be so much fun. If you are considering going, go can fin...
Published: Aug 18, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:04
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 15:  Casting The Ballast Keel Mold
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 15: Casting The Ballast Keel Mold
We've started showing you the process to build the lead keel. In one of the previous videos we showed the plug being made, now we get into the structure we built to hold that male plug, pour concrete in it and remove it to reveal a female mold which the l...
Published: Sep 01, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:53
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 16: Melting Lead
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 16: Melting Lead
The lead keel is one of the most exciting parts of this build at the moment but it is also the scariest, by far! We have melted down some of the wheel weights and loose lead in order to weigh it, while talking about that, we weigh in on the actual pour. ...
Published: Sep 15, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:19:25
A2A – Bonus Content: Short Film – Acorn to Arabella: A Year and a Half in Review
A2A – Bonus Content: Short Film – Acorn to Arabella: A Year and a Half in Review
We made this short film to show at the International Maritime Film Festival in Bucksport Maine the weekend of September 29th, 30th and October 1st. The film festival is jointly put on by Downtown Bucksport and Wooden Boat magazine. The short explains a li...
Published: Sep 30, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:13:12
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 17a: Shaping the keel timber (Part 1)
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 17a: Shaping the keel timber (Part 1)
The keel timber is ready to be shaped. As it was such a big moment for us having everyone help bring it into the boathouse, we wanted to keep sharing that feeling and have everyone here for another open house while we did the preliminary cuts. We also go...
Published: Oct 13, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:10:45
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 17b: Shaping the keel timber (Part 2)
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 17b: Shaping the keel timber (Part 2)
We ended the last video with a teaser of us chainsawing some lead keels. We go into more depth on that and then show how we finished the rough shaping on the wooden keel. El video doblado en español. Desarrollado por Papercup: https://youtu.be/R1O_MW6Z...
Published: Oct 21, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:16:07
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 18a: Bow and Stern Timbers (Part 1)
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 18a: Bow and Stern Timbers (Part 1)
Last week we started shaping the keel timber. This week, we start on the laminations for the bow and stern timbers. We didn't have any timber large enough for these so we had to glue some large pieces together in order to achieve the desired dimensions. ...
Published: Oct 27, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:09:09
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 18b: Bow and Stern Timbers (Part 2)
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 18b: Bow and Stern Timbers (Part 2)
In our last installment we started laminating some of the bow and stern timbers. The forefoot was one piece that ended up being a little trickier and we wanted to dedicate an entire video to it. We decided to steam and bend three of the laminations for t...
Published: Nov 03, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:16:16
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 19: Film Festival and Wooden Boat
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 19: Film Festival and Wooden Boat
We make a trip to Maine to show our short film in the International Maritime film Festival in Bucksport, Maine. On the way we catch up with old friends and make new ones, we visit Wooden Boat and Alix even goes for a sail. We met Kourtney and Pete from th...
Published: Nov 10, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:28:50
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 20: Rhode Island and Jamestown Distributors
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 20: Rhode Island and Jamestown Distributors
We've been crazy busy the last couple of months. Many unexpected trips and work have kept us from getting much progress done on Arabella. This video is from a trip we made to Rhode Island. We have to admit, it's not our best work but we'll be back in fu...
Published: Nov 24, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:21:05
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 21: Our Lady Victoria
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 21: Our Lady Victoria
Previously we drove to Rhode Island to build up some connections. While we were there, we were urged to go check out a boat that was for sale near there. We're lucky we did! What a treasure! Victoria is one of the biggest assets we have come across so ...
Published: Dec 08, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:15:44
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: The Good, The Bad and The Bronze
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Bonus Content: The Good, The Bad and The Bronze
Last week we shared Victorias trip home with us. Now we'd like to show you what she's got to offer. She a veritable treasure trove! We go through some of the bronze that we have already acquired and take you on a tour of what Victoria still has attached ...
Published: Dec 15, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:30:47
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 22: Great Grandpappy’s Gift from the Grave
Acorn to Arabella – Journey of a Wooden Boat – Episode 22: Great Grandpappy’s Gift from the Grave
Right in front of the house is a row of perfectly straight Norway spruces. We couldn't help but think about the possibility of them becoming a part of Arabella. Especially considering that Steve's Great Grandfather planted them. What a great story to be...
Published: Dec 22, 2017
Language: EN
Play Time: 00:00:24:11