After a lot of oiling I had decided on how I was going to lay out the interior of the boat. I was able to reuse the mahogany thwart that I had taken out of my old Wayfarer about 9 years ago that was gathering dust in the workshop. When I got it out it fit almost perfectly. Next in were the battens that will hold up the from of the seats. These are relatively thin but I wanted the seats to be flexible so that the will move with the sitter for better comfort. This process of tailoring the boat to the end user is something that I go through in all my boats as like good shoes or bespoke suit Roeboats are made to fit you perfectly.
Also in the photo you can see that mast thwart is fitted and I’ll be fitting cleats to hold the mast in position as this years rig will be an experimantal pacific lateen rig or crab claw rig. It’ll be great if it works, and as they might say over at Sailing Anarchy it’ll look sick, and if it isn’t good enough I’ll be able to change to a more traditional balance lug rig or some such.
Originally I was going to build the boat without stern sheets ( the seats at the very back of the boat) As I like to be able to get close to the transom to ship the rudder and operate the outboard motor. This was unnecessary as the rudder will be fixed and I won’t be fitting a motor. So stern sheets there will be.
If you would like to discuss having your own boat built, repaired or restored please don’t hesitate to contact me, Tiernan Roe, at +353 28 38973 or +353 86 1586937.
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