Saturday, 29 November 2014

CREATING THE MAST STEP
 (the mast sits on this in the bottom of the boat.)

Shipwright Dave decided to let apprentice Dave experience working with an adze.After suitable instruction he began shaping the mast step.
On this particular Wednesday, at least 3 retired shipwrights saw Dave working and came to reminisce about their time in ship building in Liverpool, Devon and Tyneside.
All described it as the main tool of their trade.
Upon completion of the task ,Dave successfully counted to 10 while observing his toes.

Meanwhile shipwright Dave cut and welded these brackets to add extra support in the stern (left) and the bow right). They will be galvanized before final fitting.

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