Small Clinker Boat Restoration
Monday, 2 December 2019
New Project: 25ft Motor Cutter
After a busy summer of sailing and boating during which I have refurbished a plywood Miracle sailing dinghy for my grandsons to sail, I have...
Thursday, 18 April 2019
Redwing refit continued
Work continues on 'Pintail'... After a lot of rubbing down and a good clean out her interior was given two coats of varnish. Sh...
Tuesday, 12 March 2019
'Pintail' our National Redwing dinghy is thirty years old this year and in preparation to celebrate her birthday she's getting a...
Wednesday, 1 August 2018
Making a mast and painting
I had a small but heavy spruce mast and spars from an old balance-lug from which the sail had long rotted-away. However, she needed a mizzen...
Friday, 10 November 2017
Fitting lodging knees
The small rig that is planned for Nanw uses an 11ft long unstayed mast and as mentioned below it seemed a good idea to put some more strengt...
Thursday, 2 November 2017
Fitting a mast step and making knees
I have a plan to fit Nanw with a simple standing lugsail and mizzen. I have a set of ancient spars that were possibly from a boat my father...
Saturday, 17 June 2017
Fitting rubbing bands
The 'underground' boat house has not been a success and although I squeezed two Redwings in there for the early spring it is too dam...
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