After weeks of wild weather, we have been able to move operations out of the workshop and make the final preparations for hull assembly. We moved all the bits of boat out to the shelter, and got them labelled and organised into correct order. We spent a lot of time marking out the frame positions … Continue reading Scarfs and tarps
Working with timber has been one of the highlights for me on my boat building project. It has cause me to wonder why timber is not more extensively used in the construction industry in this country. Timber engineering has come a long way, and some architects say it is now possible to build skyscrapers. Here is … Continue reading Timber: a soloution for future sustainable buildings?
Wild westerlies with intermitent rain squalls have persisted for almost three weeks now. Luckily we have had plenty to keep us occupied in the relative comfort of our corner of Russ's joinery workshop. It's been happy family times, with much laughter and banter. Russ's advice and guidance has been invaluable. Soon we will have all the various … Continue reading Keels and coving…
There were a couple of sleepless nights last week, as the NW coast was hit with a big SW front. This is the weather Bass Strait is infamous for. Gusts of over 100 kph were recorded in Devonport. It was the first big test for our temporary shelter. Thankfully we came through relatively unscathed. We … Continue reading Rudders & wild weather