Elfyn turned prior to fitting the frames, which will be to Iain's Galloway Faering plan, ie traditional.

Friday, 26 August 2011


Another week, and another milestone. Timbers now steamed in over a period of days and ready for fitting out.

Can there be anything more beautiful than a clinker boat at this stage of building? Why, I ask myself, would anyone want to replicate such a boat using plywood and schmoo... OK, it's not easy but so satisfying. There are imperfections that cannot be replicated, but make such a boat truly hand made. Some of those timbers are a little more (or less) than exactly 8in apart, for example. Gosh...

I am not a machine...

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