Posted by: ambata | March 15, 2013

Day 16

The bracing of the moulds was completed today, and everything re checked for level,straightness and plumb.

The moulds were then marked with the correct number of planks that the boat will have (9) and the pupils were taught how to spile, using a spile board and took the lines from the garboards and the marks to get the shape of the next pair of planks,the number 2 planks.004-15mar13

Posted by: ambata | March 14, 2013

Day 15

The 3 moulds that were made up many weeks ago were fitted in the correct places today,they were made plumb and straight,and braced in place to the roof beam ,to ensure no movement during construction.

Posted by: ambata | March 8, 2013

Day 14

The last forward piece of garboard plank was fitted this morning, and work then started on making the transom and apron plumb,ready for the moulds to be fitted and braced up next week.

Posted by: ambata | March 8, 2013

Day 13

The garboard planks were finished off today and work started on fitting them.

The apron and transom were shaped to take the plank ends.

The european larch planking is being bedded in polysulphide mastic to help prevent leaks and rot later on in life, the mastic maintains its elasticity through out its life, thus accomodating any shrinkage in the timber.

The planking is being fixed to the hog,the transon and apron by silicone bronze screws, which are salt water resistant.

Posted by: ambata | March 1, 2013

Day 12

Today, the team cut out and thicknessed a pair of garboard planks.

These were worked on immediatley, and progress was made on the scarphe joints and jerrald joints.

Posted by: ambata | February 28, 2013

Day 11

The bolt holes in the transon were plugged today and it cleaned up of glue and mastic,and the rebate in the hog was finished off and ready for a pair of garboard planks.

Posted by: ambata | February 22, 2013

Day 10

Today was spent cleaning up the hog rebate for the garboard planks to fit in to, and cutting the rebate in the apron for the garboards to sit in.

The transom was also fitted on permanently.

Posted by: ambata | February 21, 2013

Day 9

Fresh back after the mid term holiday, the pupils were taught how to mark the spacings for the ribs on the hog.

The stern knee was fitted permanently and the transom was fettled ready for fitting.

Posted by: ambata | February 8, 2013

Day 8

The backbone was fixed to the strongback today, and the hog was glued and screwed on to the top of the keel.

the stern knee was also fitted, and the bow knee was shaped for a better fit.

Posted by: ambata | February 7, 2013

Day 7

Work continued on the hog and stern knee today.

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