16′ Sea boat is out of the workshop.

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Finally she’s out of the workshop and in the full glare of the sun. The next few days were spent sorting out the rig and making sure the tenon in the mast fitted in the mast step. As you can see I’ve fitted the articulating coaming/splashboards in place the are simple lashed on and the forward and aft ones slide fore and aft to allow for two rowing positions. They will also fold flat when you want to hike out on the gunnel. They’re mighty goo back support too. As you can see I wasn’t joking about using up left over paint from painting the windows of my house.IMG_2771

I still have to do the name, well actually I had already done it but I wasn’t happy, so I’m doing it again. The double rubbing bands are soft spruce so shouldn’t mark anything I may come up against, will save the most vulnerable bits of the paintwork and will be easily and cheaply replaced. I’ll do a posting of the details of the boat once I have them finessed.

It’s the Baltimore Wooden Boat festival this weekend so if you’re around I be delighted to have a chat about your boat project or building your next boat. If you can’t make give me a call next week +353 28 38973 or mobile +353 86 158 6937.

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

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