Elfyn

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

Friday, 7 March 2014

A Toast to Alec

Well, Mr Jordan, the hull's finished and that's your job done. At which point I take my hat off to you. Thanks to whatever magic you managed to weave on your computer and cutting machines, all went together brilliantly, millimetre accurate. So well, that I would highly recommend anyone thinking of building any of Iain Oughtred's boat from scratch to think again and buy a kit from Alec Jordan.


The tedium of cutting plywood strakes from 8 x 4ft panels is taken care of, as is the business of spiling them. Don't get me wrong: it's not like building an Airfix kit; there's a lot of honest boat building to be done, but follow the plans Alec provides, make your scarphs as accurately as you can, take care to cut the bevels,  and you will be rewarded after a few weeks with a hull. Like this:


Then you're on your own.


2 comments:

  1. Great work Adrian, and fast too! I think you have convinced me about your choice of glue.

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  2. Well Done Adrian, and once again well done Alec. Having the planks cut really does make a big difference to getting the job done.

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