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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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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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Chris Spotted

Just after Hogmanay phones started ringing on the shores of Seil Sound as recovering residents tried to find out exactly what had just passed their windows. Those of us in the know were able to tell them that the long … Continue reading

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The Next Stage

We’ve reached an interesting stage with our new skiff, having completed the kit and got the nasty work of cleaning the inside and filling seams almost done. This Sunday there’s very little to do apart from some finishing off, pending … Continue reading

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