DAVE TURNS HIS ATTENTION TO THE DECK PLANNING 5 th August 2015
The long beam on the starboard (right ) side is called a carling and will support the cabin side.This has been fitted today.
Then he walked away ( a long long way away ) to observe the lines he had created.
Wednesday Phil ran behind with the binoculars !
I think apprentice Dave took his sandwiches with him.
PHASE ONE- JOB DONE !
With the expertise of Shipwright Dave ,we have a boat to be proud of !
hull is complete and ready for the water. The journey has had its ups
and downs (waves ) but a lot of people have enjoyed the ride and have
helped to keep shipwright skills alive and active in Conwy. (We've all
learned a lot - especially the "young uns ".)
to all our funders, contributors, volunteers and students for remaining
committed to the original project values throughout the trials and
A special thanks to the HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND
who have supported the project from the beginning and have showed
remarkable patience in letting the project flourish at a sustainable
rate (i.e. a lot slower than we first thought! )
now it's all eyes forward to phase two ....... planning the final build
and fit-out ready for a new life on the water serving the community of
Conwy and ,hopefully ,flying the flag further afield if our navigation
is up to scratch.
Several people stopped today and wanted to know why one of the planks is fatter than the others. Phil explained that often these boats would lie on their side on a shore and when the boat did this the weight of the hull would rest on this plank and the keel...... so a thicker plank gave more support.
I've learnt a lot over time !
And congratulations to apprentice Dave who returned this week after the birth of a daughter. He's come back for a rest..........
Well that's what he told me !