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 celebrations.).

Builders present at the finish. L to R in front of Hull: Leo, David Wentworth, Dave Gilles, Mike Smith, John. Alec Jordan behind the hull.

To have consistently hung two pairs of planks a day with a team who mostly had not been involved in building boats is a fantastic achievement.  Well done to the men of Tawas for putting up with my hectoring over the past ten days.

Alec Jordan

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4 Responses to We have a boat!

  1. portnastorm says:

    Congratulations Alec and all you guys in Tawas. May she be the first of many.

    Better get a case of Highland Park in!

  2. portnastorm says:

    Congratulations Alec and the Guys in Tawas, a great achievement, may she be the first of many.
    Best get a case of Highland Park in.

  3. Ken Bowen says:

    Congratulations! What is your design? I am curious as I am currently working on the Chapelle “Western Lakes Mackinaw” in a suburb of Chicago. I would love to hear what you are doing about ballast & flotation.

  4. heritage23 says:

    Hi Ken
    The design has been specially drawn up for Heritage 23 to optimise the design for rowing, with sailing gear. There is no ballast, flotation is in the form of a bow tank and side tanks. As this is the prototype boat, the full construction drawings are not yet available. I will be working on these when I return to Scotland at the weekend.
    Alec J

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