How To Use A Board Stretcher, Housing The Lithium Batteries – Episode 256 – Acorn to Arabella how to

How To Use A Board Stretcher, Housing The Lithium Batteries – Episode 256 – Acorn to Arabella #buildempire


12116 read – 1973 like

Support Cindy’s ride for Dana Farber’s Cancer Research:
To follow her cross-USA bicycle trip:

Our lithium iron phosphate batteries by SOK Batteries for this DIY wooden sailboat need a safe, strong home in the stern section of the boat alongside the marine refrigerator compressor and Victron DC power inverter. This week, Adin builds those, and we also see a lot of sanding, sanding sanding, cleaning, sanding and some sanding. But we don’t subject you to as much of it as got done!

We’re always looking for volunteers, and these days we’re hoping to get a large crew together to make our boat launch celebration on June 17 and 18 a huge success. Sign up for our newsletter (link below) or sign up specifically to be on launch crew here:


Sign up for our email newsletter:

Acorn to Arabella is a wooden boat building project taking place in Granby, Massachusetts. Steve started as an amateur wooden boat builder building a 38′ wooden sailboat in his backyard: designer William Atkin’s Ingrid with a Stormy Petrel’s gaff rig. These videos follow the journey from tree felling, to lumber milling, to lofting, to the lead keel pour and beyond—sharing details of the woodworking, carpentry, metal smithing, tool building, and tool maintenance that classic wooden boats command. This ultimate DIY boatbuilding project will continue well past launch, when he and the crew will travel and learn to cruise aboard the handmade wooden boat that they’ve built. Just kidding about all that, this channel is about a Siberian Laika named Akiva.


If you are interested in supporting/helping here are a few ways:
Acorn to Arabella’s wishlist:

TotalBoat supports A2A! Please consider using our Total Boat referral code. Click here, then shop: They’ll kick 10% our way!

To offer recurring support via Patreon, CLICK BELOW. Just $5 a month gets you an invite to our monthly patron-only livestream Q&A sessions!

Original Soundtrack available at


About Simon

Check Also

Doctors talk about how to protect yourself from the smoky air how to

Doctors talk about how to protect yourself from the smoky air #buildempire #howto 66 read …


  1. So funny, I’ve been using that board stretcher joke for 30 years, I’m glad the new generation got it !

  2. michael sagemaster

    the board stretcher oh yeah very unique piece of equipment hard to find in a hardware store usually next to the joist expanders

  3. Did I miss something? Where is KP ???

  4. That piece of would reminded me of Starry nights. Beautiful !

  5. schwab richard

    Great episode folks!☝☝As the Arabella comes together,so do some great people!🙂

  6. Claude Hopper

    My hats off to Cindy and all the other folks helping Steve and the Arabella project . The quality and character is really shining through these exceptional people . Well done crew as always . From San Diego on the other coast .

  7. Cindy, don’t quit before the miracle happens.

  8. that grain looks like a van gogh painting

  9. That piece of white oak would make a great hand hold.

  10. john anderson

    Good on Ya Cindy!!!!

  11. Thank you for supporting MS (if I heard correctly!), as a full time carer to a fine Gent 26 years progressive every little thing is huge…

  12. Charles Putman

    The yoke could hold the binacle

  13. Firefighter Farmer

    Did I miss in a previous episode on the caulking or prepping the actual boards of the sides of the boat? Did that happen? I know they did the deck but I don’t remember the boat actually getting prepped. I know that clock is ticking and you all are doing amazing and keep up the awesome work!

  14. Jeff Edwards Writes

    Glad to see all the new crew members!

  15. That burl looks like it could be fashioned into a beautiful handhold for a strategic location.

  16. Best wishes and safe travels! Thank you.

  17. Rodney Wroten

    love young people that is trying to make a trade for themselves

  18. William Schmidt

    This message is just for KP. I really hope you’re getting better and feeling positive. Another youtuber I watch, “physics girl”, is really going through a really bad time with long covid. I know you can feel pretty helpless when going through hardships you have no control over but I’m rooting for you and hope to see you back in the boathouse soon!

  19. Loved the video best of luck to Cindy when is she doing her marathon ride

  20. I like the mechanical, plumbing and electrical done on boats…. Wood work is nice and you do good work just how much of cutting, glueing, screwing can one do.. Have a good weekend and be well..

Bir cevap yazın

E-posta hesabınız yayımlanmayacak. Gerekli alanlar * ile işaretlenmişlerdir