Monday, 29 June 2015

SORRY THERE HAS BEEN NO UPDATE FOR 5 WEEKS BUT THE NICE PEOPLE AT TALK TALK FAILED TO GET ME BACK ON LINE .I'll let you judge their competence !
Wednesday 3 rd of June
The big news this week is that shipwright Dave's mum and dad payed a surprise visit.
Dad was impressed by the progress Dave has made but I think Dave's mum was more interested to check he was eating regularly ,looked healthy and had a regular change of clothes.
Meanwhile the planking on the port (left) side continues and the mid planks become more banana shaped.. Visitors are surprised that the planks are not parallel. Something I didn't know 3 years ago.

Wednesday 10 th of June

The stern planks are some of the most awkward to fit.
It fascinates me to see the skill of both Daves in making these joints.
Apprentice Dave is fitting the left hand plank and shipwright Dave has completed the right.




We had good and bad news today.....
The bad news was that the band saw bearings burnt out.The good news is that Wednesday Phil wasn't using it at the time so apprentice Dave visited the " naughty corner"this week while shipwright Dave continued planking.

This photo shows how stresses within the plank can show themselves. Notice how the plank springs open when it is cut from the slab.







Wednesday Phil spent the afternoon counting donations from the public  after emptying the buoy.Thanks to the generosity of the public, we added £259 to our accounts.
Thanks to all who continue to support us.

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