Thursday, 14 May 2015

 THE STOP PLANK FINISHES THE STARBOARD SIDE


Due to the arrival of a delivery of new larch slabs , shipwright Dave was able to continue with the final quarter of the stop plank which closes the planking gap on the starboard (right) side.
 
Now this side's planking is complete !
All the visitors who passed by yesterday stated the boat now looks like a work of art and the progress was clear.
One quote was "Isn't that beautiful.Just look at the sleek lines and the streamlined shape !"
I thanked him for his comments and then asked him what he thought of the boat.
I believe that got us a generous donation.

Meanwhile apprentice Dave went to Llandrillo college to sit an exam in health and safety in ship building.He came back pleased as punch to announce he scored 90 % in the level 3 exam.
After questioning by shipwright Dave and I, we were all unsure as to what this exam was a part of  and indeed  how many parts were involved in obtaining a complete  level 3.We decided not to ask how many levels come after level 3 as confusion threatened to set in !
But congratulations anyway ! 

Apprentice Dave then got back to work butt jointing (joining ) the sections of the final plank together--- as described previously.

And volunteer Pat brought two of her friends to see the boat and explain her work in the scheme of things ....
BUT most importantly she brought cake  !!!!!!  
Cheers Pat.
Wednesday Phil then had to go and stand in the naughty corner as, while cutting  a plank of oak,,the band saw blade broke with a loud report and sparks which almost made me give a similar  donation to the project !
Shipwright Dave just grinned........







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