On April 22 ten members responded to the invitation sent by the Executive to attend a planning session for the next series of club workshops. Steve spoke about how many topics had been covered in previous workshops such as soldering, styrene work, and electrical work and he suggested our next step might be to build a boat together as a group at Bill’s workshop. There was much enthusiastic discussion about this idea and, by the end of the meeting it had been decided to build two boats – the Motor Yacht Scarbh and the pleasure craft Pilot 40. Both boats will be built from scratch using the plank & frame method over a building board and will be completed essentially according to the plans which Steve and Doug provided.
For those members who wish to build a model at home at the same time, extra copies of the plans are being made available. In addition, there will be more plan sets of other suitable models available for review at our next General Membership meeting, for participants who might want to strike out on a different build, but at the pace of our workshop build.
Workshop meetings will be monthly and reports will be made and discussions will be had at our regular club meetings. Summaries of our progress will be posted on this web site.
All members are welcome to attend any or all of the workshop sessions and can contribute to the building or observe – your choice. There will be a project fee for those members who expect to be regular participants, and wish to participate in the project draws. Once the boats are finished the draws will be held to see who gets to take a boat home. Each time you attend a session you will have your name entered in the draw so the more often you attend, the bigger your chances of winning.
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We had nine builders attend session 2 of the building of the fishing boat Scarbh and the Pilot 40. Steve gave a wonderful talk about how to read the drawings and from them cut out the templates for the frames of the boats. He spoke about the tricks he had learned over the years and the pitfalls we could all avoid. We talked about materials and next steps. In June we will start cutting wood and placing frames on building boards. That's when the real fun starts!
Final filling, sanding and application of a coat of epoxy had been completed. Steve talked about using Z-Poxy finishing resin and measuring and mixing. A light fibreglass cloth, approx 1/2 oz, was applied and epoxied, firstly over the parallel section of the hull, with some trimming over the bow area. A separate piece was applied to the transom.
The pictures show the sequence.
Information provided by Paul.
Information and pictures by Paul.
Photos and information provided by Paul.
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