Some of the boats Academy students have built in the past: Sadie Snowdon’s dory; Johnny Tyson’s whitehall; Edward Hoogewerf’s Ebihen;Marc Chivers’ pilot punt; Bob Hinks’ Cirrus; and Charlie Hussey’s Seapod the Peapod
Boatbuilding Academy principal Yvonne Green and colleagues have extended an invitation to intheboatshed.net readers to see students launch their boats at Lyme, starting at 8.30am on the 5th December.
The boats are an interesting collection, and will include:
- an 8ft traditional pram dinghy built using trunnels and without adhesives or metal fixings
- a 16ft 6in half-size sgoth niseach
- a 16ft cold-moulded motorboat based on a design by C G Pettersson
- a 15ft 11in Haven 12 1/2 designed by Nathaniel Herreschoff
- a 16ft 10in double-ended clinker Tirrik designed by Iain Oughtred
- a 15ft Chestnut strip-built canoe built from Western red cedar
- a 7ft 10in Auk glued clinker dinghy, again designed by Iain Oughtred
I won’t be able to make it – I live in Kent – but I hope the weather gets better by early December, as I doubt there’s a boatbuilder in the world who would want to test their boats for the first time in the kind of wind we’ve been having too much of lately!
By the way – if any readers do manage to get along and would like to send in some photos and their impressions for publication, I’d love to receive them at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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This Ebihen 18 sailing boat designed by Francois Vivier was built at the Boat Building Academy at Lyme by Edward Hoogewerf and Neil Walker with help from other Academy students. My thanks to principal Yvonne Green for the photos.
The 18ft strip planked sailing boat with water ballast is constructed in glass-sheathed Douglas fir, and is to be rigged as a gaff cutter.
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Strip built Peterborough canoe built by Alexander Threipland and Russell Gale at the Boatbuilding Academy, Lyme
Boat Building Academy students Alexander Threipland and Russell Gale built this strip built 16ft Peterborough canoe, and launched it along with their fellow students’ projects back in June.
Alexander and Russell built their canoe in glass-sheathed western red cedar, with wicker seats, a cherry thwart and fore and aft decks with ebony detail. Since leaving the course Alexander has started a business, Wilton Woodworks, with Will Reed, a former student and instructor whose boat was first launched at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show this year. Hopefully we’ll hear more from them in the near future.
My thanks once again to Academy principal Yvonne Green for the photos.
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