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BBA student launch, December 2012

   This is photographic evidence that this year’s winter student launch at the Boat Building Academy really did manage to take place in decent bright, if chilly, weather despite the variable autumn we’ve had. Apart from the students and staff, … Continue reading

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Boat Building Academy students build a good looking Joel White-designed Haven 12 1/2

  This lovely-looking shiny new boat is a Joel White-designed Haven 12 1/2 built in epoxy glass and foam with a traditional fit-out and spars. She was made by three Boat Building Academy students, Gary Thompson, Yoann Henric and Nick Lawther … Continue reading

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Film of Nick Smith and pals timbering out the steam launch Puffin

This piece of YouTube film shows how Nick Smith and his colleagues timber out a clinker built hull using green oak steamed in a steam chest in Nick’s workshop. It looks like damned hard work to me, but no-one can … Continue reading

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