Build Progress Wk15
Progress has been made on NB01 with the inside hull now sanded and ready for the painting process to commence.
The keel for NB02 is being manufactured in the workshop
NB001 inside hull is now sanded and ready for the painting process to commence. The first batch of sealer and undercoat has arrived and a coat was applied this morning.
The templates for the seats have now been completed which will allow the seats to be manufactured for both boats.
NB002 awaits the arrival of it's keel in the shed before installation on the boat.
Build Progress Wk13/Wk14
NB001 top inner rail is now completed installed. Frame tops installed and templates being made to allow the manufacture of the beams and thwarts (seats). Note this work will not prevent the painting of the inside hulll when sanding is complete.
NB002 planking has gone to schedule this week and is now 100% complete.
Build Progress Wk12
General: Things moving along at a nice pace again on both boats with oar manufacture now commenced. The air temperature is steadying rising which should allow the painting to commence once NB001 inner rail and frame tops have been installed.
Details: NB001 top inner rail is progressing well as its 2/3 installed. NB002 is having plank 4 (both sides) bevelled and ready for installation during Wk 13.
Build Progress Wk11
Although no shifts have been runnning this week we have had the considerable assistance of two local craftsmen. Graham McNicol has been working on NB001, progressing the inside top rail. Stewart Auld has been assisting with shapping the Douglas Fir for the first set of oars.
Build Progress Wk10
NB001 has started to get its inside top rail cut and shaped.
NB002 planking continuing. Now 1/3 complete
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