Notice the beautiful copperwork to accomodate the sheave. The bowsprit itself is laminated out of two pieces using resorcinol glue. It was intended as a mast for one of the Castletownshend Ettes, but proved to be too heavy for that. It seems to work very well on the "Jane Paul".
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
At the moment we're repairing an old fishing boat used locally around Rossbrin and Long Island. She is one of the old Long Island boats which were rowed and sailed using the awkward dipping lugsail. Cormac Levis writes about the history of these boats in his book: "Towelsail Yawls". She was originally built by a boatbuilder called Keohane near Ballylickey, Bantry.
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repairwork on this boat
Labels: Old Long Island Boat