Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sunday’s painting went well too

As you will see the first undercoat was applied today, in rather good conditions, so it will be interesting to see how quickly it dries. The keen eyed will see that we had a distinguished visitor too. Meantime the rudder … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s painting session went well

Thanks to Ray Norris’s space heater and the bits of water pipe  some kind soul left in the shed  yesterday’s painting session went very smoothly  and the second coat of primer on the inside of the hull is (finally!) complete. The space heater … Continue reading

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Scotland Outdoors Article – Spring 2013 issue

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Getting on with the Oars

The Great Hut When our build started like most of the Seil Skiffies I had no experience rowing with longer oars, only distant memories of Bingham’s Pond (come in number Nine your time’s up etc  etc) and in those days … Continue reading

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Man wanted to make footbraces

The oars and rudder are in hand, but there is still a vital part of the skiff to be constructed. The stroke oar’s footbrace is fixed, though we will be able to use blocks for shorter people. or the remaining … Continue reading

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Rowers wanted

The plan is to have Selkie in the water by 1st May at the very latest, so it is time to start putting together Seil’s rowing teams. You can register your interest using the small form in the right hand … Continue reading

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Painting Progress

The first coat of primer was put on the inside today. Unfortunately the epoxy filleting done yesterday had not gone off properly, so it was not possible to sand these areas down . . .  and there are still a … Continue reading

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Launching places for the skiff

With  the skiff about to metamorphose from  a project in a shed into a community asset there are a few practical issues to consider, not the least of which is where the boat can be launched. When the Anstruther skiff came … Continue reading

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Islay’s Festival of the Sea

The 2013 diaries are filling up fast with events for 2013 and the following message has just arrived from Islay:- Dear St Ayles communities in and around Argyll, I am emailing to invite all of you to Islay for a … Continue reading

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