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Traditional carvel plans and boatbuilding

The IBTC opens at Portsmouth

tea 1 editIBTC Portsmouth and it’s satellite shipwright school at Buckler’s Hard have now opened their doors to the first cohort of boatbuilding students.

The group at Portsmouth are said to be the first boatbuilding students at the site since the 1960s – the photo shows the nine Portsmouth students enjoying a break in the sun last week.

The IBTC folks report that local reaction to the opening has been very positive.

The college now recruiting for July 2015 for the college’s 47-week City & Guilds wooden boatbuilding diploma at both Portsmouth and Lowestoft. April is the first course, with intakes in July, Sept and December 2015. Enrolling now.

 

Alasdair Grant’s Lewenie makes progress

Alasdair Grant has been in touch with these photos of his current self-designed project, a 21ft carvel motor launch named Lewenie, which has an interior layout specified by his customer.

Click on the thumbnails above to see much larger images.

Alasdair says she looks like she’ll be ready for her planned launch in July, all being well.

Read all about her here.

The most magnificent shed

The Number 1 covered slipway at Plymouth really is the best shed ever, isn’t it? And the work of Stirling and Son that goes on inside it looks pretty cool too.

See the winter maintenance work Will Stirling and co have been doing on a Vertue, Tom Thumb, and a 1930s gaff cutter, Mirelle.