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Thread: Tis the season...

  1. #1
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    Default Tis the season...

    The Coastal Federation boats have been winched up the slipway into the boathouse.
    The motor seksæring from 1880 (motor added in 1924)




    ... and our gavlebåt




    Our winchmaster...



    Then the next day (yesterday) I sailed my own old girl around the islands to the boatyard I use for her. She needs a crane because the keel ends in a point. Very hard to balance up a slipway.

    She got a good scrub before mlving to her boat crib for the winter.

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    Default Re: Tis the season...

    Have you got a couple of sprung boards there?

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    Default Re: Tis the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike-in-Suffolk View Post
    Have you got a couple of sprung boards there?
    Looks like it..
    Elegant boat.

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    Default Re: Tis the season...

    Been like that for about 50 years. A previous owner put a support on the inside. No idea why he didn't draw the board end into place, but it isn't visible on the inside and hasn't ever moved in my time.
    The other boards are more about how the light has fallen on the hull. Small differences exaggerated by shadow.

    A different angle. Here from spring, going in. She was quite dry this year. But there is enough work to keep me busy every time she comes out. But when she was built, the designer and constructor Johan Anker said these boats were too lightly built and would never get old.
    That was 95 years ago.

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    Default Re: Tis the season...

    For anyone who, like me, is hauling boats that were left afloat last winter because of Covid19, may I commend the Spear and Jackson stainless steel Dutch hoe? It’s easy to keep sharp and importantly it’s very light and can be used overhand.
    IMAGINES VEL NON FUERINT

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