St Ayles Skiff – Building commences

Just a short update on lasts Sunday’s build and some info regarding next Thursday night and next Sunday.
Last Sunday was our first build day. We had 11 building crew attend which resulted in a very productive day.
Over a very pleasant day we completed the clearing of the build site (club boat shed), fabricating and installing our 3.6 m long workbench and made a really good start on the building jig.
Some members developed some new skills such as safe use of the circular saw, impact driver and power drills and the importance of careful use of the measuring tape.
Next Thursday evening I will be at the club from 6.00pm til 9.00pm and our plan is to tackle the following jobs.
  • Complete the building jig by installing permanent bracing
  • Commence cutting out of the boat frame components from the kit provided.
There are 10 frames to complete, each made up of numerous components. This allows plenty of involvement, so if you are available, come down and give it a go. The work isn’t very difficult and we will show you how.
On Sunday we will continue preparing the boat frames and may start glueing them together.
Start time is 10.00 am (I will be there from 9.00am)
As mentioned previously, we are not expecting members to attend every building day or evening. Just attend when you are available and feel like a challenge. Each Sunday day and Thursday evening one of the coordinators will be there to allocate jobs and give necessary instruction.
REMEMBER YOU DON’T NEED ANY BOAT BUILDING SKILLS, JUST A DESIRE TO BE INVOLVED.
So if you are free, we look forward to seeing you there on any Thursday  night or Sunday.
I have attached a couple of pics from Sunday.
Kind Regards,
Bart Scheen
Commodore