Cockpit and deck on Cape Henry 21′ Gaff Cutter


I’ve just realised that this posting is my 100th, and for all those that have read all of them, (thanks mammy) thanks for sticking with me and please tell you’re friends.

Work on the Cape Henry 21′ gaff cutter has jumped ahead in these photos. The boat didn’t change for ages while the interior was being made. Finally it was time to fit the deck beams and lay the decks. IMG_2338

But before that I had to build the cockpit, gas locker ad outboard motor well.IMG_2358  In the photo above I have the first half of the main deck suspended above all the epoxy glue on the deck beams. It would have been impossible to lift the plywood into place without smearing glue all over the place on my own.IMG_2361

The deck is laid and I’m marking out for the deck hardware. In the end I put the lovely bronze winches varnished cherry pads to improve the lead to/from the deck clutches. The swivel cleats for the fore sail sheets are nifty Spinlock PXR’s which are much easier to disengage than standard cam cleats.IMG_2363

Here I’m laminating up the oak toerails that will run along the edge of the deck. This was a bit quicker than steaming single handed and the glue line is almost invisible as I kept the pieces from the same stick together.

So please drop by again to get the post 101 and it maybe a bit more interesting, who knows.

Why not contact Tiernan Roe, about having your dream boat built phone +353 (0)86 1586937 or email

Roeboats, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, t:+353 (0)28 38973 m: +353 (0)86 158 69 37

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