Still more animated knot-tying

Sheet bend

Grog’s animated knot-tying pages are even clearer than the Tollesbury ones. One night when the weather’s too bad to go out, it might be worth going through them with our loved ones:


A visit to Port Ginesta

Ben Crawshaw, who is currently building a Light Trow to my design reports today that he’s made a trip to Port Ginesta, where he was puzzled by these bulges on the stern of an elderly motor cruiser undergoing a major restoration. Ben takes some interesting shots, and a visit to his weblog is always a pleasure:

Does anyone know what they might be, or anything about the boat?

Ginesta boat Ginesta bulge

Mistelle gets a new keel

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Mistelle gets a new keel

Mistelle is one of Classic Boat magazine’s top 200 boats. A one-off design, she arrived at Newson’s for a new keel, new hog and frames after the originals had rotted and split over time. The site includes an awesome photo of the hog, which had split down the middle, and another showing her hog and keel completely removed.

It looks like a nerve-wracking job to me – what if the supports slipped and the boat went out of shape?

Anyway, despite the potential for horror everything’s clearly fine. The last shot with the new keel in place and new keel bolts waiting to be tightened up is positively heart-warming!

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