Wooden Boats – Winter Projects

While the weather outside fluctuates between spring and the arctic, inside the barn, all is toasty and warm… and busy!  Louis and Chives, long-time Riggin crew, are both ‘on deck’ so to speak and in the barn full-time.  Right now, much of their work is about making dust as they sand and scrape all of the surfaces in preparation for their shiny coats.

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These two goons working away on the barrels – scrape, scrape, scrape

 

wooden boat maintenance
Oars and Captains wheel – gonna be shiny soon!

 

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Hatch covers sanded and ready for the final varnish and paint coats

 

marine engine work
The yawl boat engine removed and transmission ready for a rebuild and reinstall

 

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Spars for Iolaire getting touch ups and undercoats before the final coat goes on

 

Photos by Captain Jon Finger and Elizabeth Poisson

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