Saucy Sue is a very old boat ( probably about 100 years old) from Kenmare, where she was originally used as a small ferry. At some stage, an inboard engine was installed, which wasn't quite supported by her original build. She is 22ft long, Larch planking on oak. The gardboards appear to be made of real teak.She was stored in a shed in Kenmare for several decades
10 sections of planking had to be replaced, as well as all the steamed frames.
We fitted new stringers and gunwhales in oak. The lower section of the stem was also replaced.
Floorstraps were fitted, bolted to the keel, 16" apart.
|Saucy Sue - propped up at the beginning of the restoration|
|Gunwhales and stringers were strung|
|Saucy Sue tilted to one side to facilitate working on the keel as well as the fitting out|
|Saucy Sue - fitting the forward deck beams|