Upcoming projects

Fancy pram floorboards;  Recently begun – this is an excellent project for new boatbuilders to get involved with.

Cover for the Darcy;  We have obtained a couple of large sections of tarp, which would help make a great cover for the Darcy.  Darcy needs a cover to prevent her filling up with rainwater.  We need to make a frame for the tarp, and shape the tarp to fit.

Flashing for the Shed;  Not a glamorous project, but the Shed needs some maintenance too.  We have obtained a piece of flashing for installation above the sliding doors.  Hopefully this will cut down on the rain blowing in through the gap at the top of the doors.  There are several other small maintenance items that need attention as weather permits (roof leaks, window sealing, etc.)

Spiling;  As part of the ongoing construction of the Gartside Pram, Ed Sturgeon has offered to put on a workshop in mid-January on spiling planks.  This is essential knowledge for us to continue with the planking on the pram.  This will be a very interesting workshop, and all aspiring boat builders are encouraged to attend!



Amazing talent displayed by boat-building enthusiasts. This group kept us entertained with lots of favourite songs.

Winter activities in the Boat Shed

Winter is here and over the past few weeks we have been doing maintenance work on the Sam Mc and the Vogler.  The Sam Mc received new bottom paint, and then new topsides paint as well.  The seats have been removed for refinishing, and the top of the transom glued back together.  The Vogler has been scraped and sanded inside in preparation for paint once the weather warms up.

Upcoming projects include making floorboards for the Fancy Pram, and resumption of the construction of the Gartside Pram.

Repairs to the Sam Mac transom.
Repairs to the Sam Mc transom.
Sanding the Vogler
Sanding the Vogler

There is something to do every Saturday morning at the shed.