Something’s happening in the workshop

Icebreaker_and_skiff_2Ali_grant_and_the_second_plank

We have been busy lately with the building of the second skiff and doing some repairs to Icebreaker. Nik Savage has been working away with some hard core volunteers on getting the second plank glued despite the cold dark evenings. We are on target to finish the planking after Xmas and turn the boat at in January, but because the workshop is not heated or connected onto the grid we may find it too cold for the glue to set, which might set us back a month.  

At the same time Nick Johnson and Andres and others have been repairing the gunwales, which had began to de-laminate due to the inappropriate use of metal pins! We took this opportunity to reinforce our gunwales by gluing another strip of larch on the inside of the gunwales where the oarlocks are. At the same time we replaced the aft metal pin with proper wooden ones, replacing the routhes as we went.

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