Monthly Archives: January 2013

Looking good

Today was more sanding and tidying, plus finishing off the stems. We need to cut some douglas fir for the gunwhales, as the meranti proved too brittle to take the curve at the stern; that should happen later this week, … 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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700 Years ago this Day

On 24 January  1313 King Robert Bruce granted in favour of Sir Dugald Campbell, Laird of Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, born at Lochow (Lochawe) 1259 or 1262 and son of Sir Cailean Mor a charter of the lands taken from the MacDougalls … 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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Some issues from now on

1             Gunwales/Inwales (I think gunwale describes either the whole rail round the top of the hull or the outside part only and inwale the part inside the hull) The existing boats mostly have solid gunwales some are inwales totally inside … 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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