Now that Andres, the great instigator of this project, is back from holiday, work on the Portobello skiff has moved ahead.
Offering up the garboard (the lowest plank) to the hog (the solid timber along the centre line).
Getting it to fit just right.
Glueing’s been done, now the garboard is clamped into place while the glue sets.
And the second garboard in on.
Yes, it’s looking good. A few more planks to go.
Really looking like a boat!
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