Tuesday, October 16, 2012
We are very proud to have Deilginis, one of the original Howth Seventeens, in our workshop for repairs and redecking. This is the oldest one-design class in the world! Click here for more on their history.
After what seemed a little like a chinese mind puzzle, we succeeded in fitting Deilginis into our workshop on her trailor. The decking is now being carefully ripped off and the hull scraped.
Working on the keelbolts is also much easier with the deck removed - so the sequence with which we go about this job is important.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
We used oak for the gunwhales and timbers ( ribs), douglas fir for the stringers, rubbing strakes and thwarts.
We have even come up with a name - to be revealed later...