Traditional skills: maintenance and repair
We have a programme of work to repair and maintain the boats and improve their sailing qualities. Members have learnt all kinds of traditional skills including:
- shaping wood for a new yard
- steam bending planks for a new top strake
- caulking seams using sheep’s wool and tar
- all kinds of knotting and splicing for the rigging
We hope to develop the skills to build a boat from scratch one day.