Monthly Archives: August 2012

Job list for 29 August

During the week the keelson and stems went up a hill to visit the wizard woodcutter, who trued up the keelson and reduced it to its finished size of four inches, then thicknessed the stem sections, so we’ve now got … Continue reading

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`Wednesday 22nd – the building frames are finished!

Tonight we finished connecting the building frame section halves  together using fish-plates made from scrap ply on both sides of the upper sections and the cross-spalls from CLS timber. We then assembled the complete  building frames roughly on the building support (the … Continue reading

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Job List for 22 August

We’ve had a trial fit of the building frame on the caterpillar. The good news is that everything goes together very nicely. This means that we’re at the end of phase one of our build and can move on to … Continue reading

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The Skiff Word is spreading

It was great to see the enthusiasm last night not just from Kilmelford residents, but also Councillors Elaine Robertson, Louise Glen-Lee and Iain MacDonald for the Scottish Coastal Rowing project. For many this was the first introduction to the idea, … Continue reading

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Job list for the rest of August

For the rest of the month I think we’ll be busy getting the whole set-up ready to begin planking in September, so rather than posting weekly job lists what follows is a comprehensive list covering everything to complete this stage … Continue reading

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Making the Boat at last

Everyone in the team felt good that last night we were beginning to make parts for the actual boat, rather than just clearing and preparing our building space and doing preparations. We also now have behind us our first experience … Continue reading

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Coastal Rowing is Taking Off

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Job List for 8 August

First, last week’s progress. We got on with trimming the surplus pieces off the mould and frame sections and there’s a lot more of this to be done before we can assemble them on the building base. Construction of the … Continue reading

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