The blog will now be devoted not to boat building but to my 82-year-old Vertue, Sally II, now undergoing a well needed refit at Johnson & Loftus in Ullapool (and gliding...)

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Nutshell Away

For under ten days work I can't really fault the idea of building a tender in plywood, and the Nutshell looks pretty good to me. Both beamy and thus a good load carrier, it also looks pretty from side on. The owner took her away to be finished, so that's just primer on top of the late lamented Woodseal, of which the Nutshell consumed my very last tin. Alas.

Time now to finish the gun punt and then get my head round a Tammie Norrie, which will be quite another matter. Not sure I can remember how to build a proper boat any more. Let's hope it all comes back.

1 comment:

  1. We know you're not a fan of plywood but how about this the largest plywood structure in the world and very beautiful - also it doesn't float