Monthly Archives: April 2012

Handover

Friday has brought to an end my immediate involvement with the building of the Heritage 23 Mackinaw Boat; tonight I will be heading to Detroit to board a plane to take me back to Scotland.  I am certainly going to … Continue reading

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The cleanup begins…

After the excitement of the race to plank the boat, the hard graft of cleaning up the excess epoxy on the inside.  It makes a big difference when you have 6 people on the job.  At the current rate of … Continue reading

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Alpena Talk – Thu Apr 26

A reminder that Alec Jordan will be repeating his talk on Scottish Coastal Rowing on Thursday evening: Thursday April 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm Great Lakes Maritime Center 500 West Fletcher Alpena, Michigan 989-356-8805 The talk takes about 40 minutes, … Continue reading

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…the right way up…

A good crowd came along to the shop at one pm, including a gentleman sufficiently taken with the project that he drove 160 miles to attend last night’s talk on Scottish Coastal Rowing and to watch the turnover. I’ll let … Continue reading

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We have a boat!

Well, it looks like one now! The sheerstrake was glued this afternoon, and duly celebrated among the building team with a nip of Glenlivet (The liquor Store did not have Highland Park which is my favour tipple for boat related … Continue reading

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Penultimate Planking

More planking – we got 9 and 10 glued today. Tomorrow is the day for the Whisky Plank.  We’ll have a tot when the last plank goes on tomorrow afternoon, then we’re going to have lie-in on Wednesday morning before … Continue reading

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Eight down, four to go.

It’s been another good day in the workshop, with another two pairs of planks on the boat. Two more days will see us get to the whisky plank, and then turn the boat on Wednesday. We are working at a … Continue reading

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