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Still talking about oars!

Above is an image of the recommended hardwood/softwood oar, courtesy of Topher Dawson, complete with the photographer’s shadowy signature. The oars that we will build are very similar, except that we won’t be having the ball and slot oarlock system devised by … Continue reading

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Winter Maintenance (2)

The outside of the hull is now painted – hopefully the paint will be dry enough to safely turn the hull back onto the launching trolley on Saturday 18th January @1000 – the more the merrier for this job! We … Continue reading

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Winter job list

Work starts in  John McFarlane’s big new shed at 10.00 am on Sunday 12 January – see Sue’s comment in last post With Selkie safely inside (see pics of the trip across below) we’ve got two weeks to complete her winter … Continue reading

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The Final Job List

The trouble with any building project is that as it nears completion the to-do list gets longer and longer. At least with the hull nearly painted we’re very much in the last lap with only a few big jobs left … Continue reading

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Jobs list for 17th February

The final parts of the gunwales are on and will be unclamped. The cox’s seat (improved version, not the fairies’) is in as well. Structurally the hull is complete, just over five months since we started laminating parts, and that … Continue reading

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Gunwales still nearly done

This is taking a bit longer than we bargained for, probably because we were rude about the fairies but maybe also because our work at these critical points is highly visible and has to be right. We had to put … Continue reading

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Jobs for 3 February

It’s looking warm enough for gluing, but we’ve had to slice the longer blocks so that they bend without distorting the hull, so they’ll be going in in two stages, the first tomorrow before we leave. We’ll sort out the … Continue reading

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Jobs for Sunday 26 January

Happily the glue went off all right, despite the slightly chilly conditions and also thanks to Nick B’s excellent heater. Of course this just means that from now on there’s absolutely no possible excuse for failing to make progress, no … Continue reading

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The fairies have been at it again

By this time we all know that there are fairies around the cowshed. On the whole they do more good than harm, sometimes doing a little fairing when the rest of us are away, but one or two of them … Continue reading

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At least it’s not snowing (yet)

We’ll be back to work today, sorting out the final thwart positions, deciding on the position of the supporting beams and fixings. The wood for these parts has been machined but will of course benefit from the efforts of our … Continue reading

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