AT17

AT17
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, 15 June 2017

Framing begins

I will be fitting the framing from the Galloway Faering, rather than the plywood Elfyn, which is much simpler, and less authentic.






The thwarts will rest on the frames, without fastenings, to allow them to rock a little as you row. Easier too when you want to re varnish.



Next to fit will be the rangs, the fore and aft cant frames. Not sure quite how necessary this all is in a glued structure, but it looks nice!

A lot of extra work, mind you, but one of the best bits about making a boat is the shaping of the interior framing, and in the case of a Faering, band sawing and fashioning
and planing lots of lovely bits of oak is a joy...

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