SAPELE is a trawler style boat built by its owner. It has Douglas fir framing and bulkheads together with marine plywood. The hull is sheathed with fiberglass set in epoxy. The keel is 3″ wide and 14″ deep of Sapele, with a sacrificial strip of purple heart. The keel is bolted with bronze bolts. The outboard engine is in a well, connected via hydraulic steering to the helm.
SAPELE was built over a period of several years on Bainbridge Island, WA., and the cabin and painting done in Ellensburg, WA.