Traditional Skills

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.

Alan Fishing
Carving a new mast fish using authentic tools.
Roger Caulking
Caulking the seams using sheep’s wool and tar.
Traditional Skills

Last updated on 18 Jul 2015.
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Compiled by Stephanie Everest.