Thursday, 20 March 2014

Boatbuilding Skills

Anyone who wants a demonstration of wooden boatbuilding skills should visit Cotehele Quay on Monday 24th March as Shamrock is scheduled to have a new section of washstrake shaped and steamed into place. This is due to be completed by apprentices from Mashfords under the supervision of their Falmouth Maritime School instructor John Habgood and of course the watchful eye of Shaune. In preparation for this the remaining patched section of washstrake has been removed in one piece using hammers, wooden wedges and a large iron bar, then the exposed section of capping rail scraped and primed.

Paint seal broken.

The final lift.

Tough nut!

Exposed capping rail.

Ready for the new section.

Old washstrake and it's replacement.

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