onsdag 27 maj 2015

Thole pins installed

Still have to cut the pins to length, but already very happy about how it looks. Would have liked the pins to be 2-3 mm thicker, but there is not enough gunwale for that. It will be fine I'm sure. 

måndag 18 maj 2015

V-day (varnish day) is approaching!

Got epoxy on the gunwale. Now it's scraping and sanding and after that as many coats of varnish I have patience for (at least 2-3)

fredag 15 maj 2015

Glassing the foils

I don't like fibreglass. Messy and it sucks epoxy like sponge. Had to be done though...

tisdag 12 maj 2015

Right side up!

Got help turning the boat right side up, and put it on its trailer. Feels really good!

fredag 1 maj 2015

In lack of good looking oar locks..

I have decided on thole pins. I like rowing with them and they look good. Have cut and split a hefty piece of juniper I had laying around (the traditional wood for thole pins in my part of the world). 

After some work by my ice cream powered task force...
.. I ended up with these..

Some fitting left for when I have drilled the holes in the gunwale (with an added oak cap).