I have been lurking about here gaining great info from you folks and been too lazy to figure out how to post pictures. Now NewYear’s resolution here it comes, so be gentle on me, computers and photos etc.not really my thing.
It all started over 2 years ago. Mr Gartside said ‘why don’t you build traditional carvel’ I had gone to him with the intention of building wood epoxy because I had helped build a few boats this method back in my distant youth. This was great advice I am really enjoying the whole traditional build process. Most of the materials are available locally; don’t have to heat the workshop and all the usual reasons not to mess with lots of sticky glue.
So here is 163 only 19ft not as big as I first thought of building but just about as much as my limited building space will allow.
Of course this is Ireland and you will quickly get wet in an open boat in this neck of the woods so from day one she was to be a bit more covered in than drawn. Mr. G sent also sent plans of designs with a coach roof for me to work off because he didn’t have a small carvel boat drawn at the time (now has I think)
I roughed up this sketch looks very like the Maid of Endor which is no bad thing.
Of course it all started on the lofting floor.
And with a bath of molten lead
OK opened a photobucket account and learned to post pics enough for tonight --more to follow