Spring School '11
The 2011 Spring School saw the return of Ken and his Iain Oughtred "Badger" rowing skiff. All the way from Melbourne for his 6th school, Ken made good progress in fitting out the Badger using some beautiful Fijian Mahognay for the floor boards and seats. Just some finishing touches and she'll be ready for the water! Also over from Melbourne was young Brett who's a cabinet maker and keen boatie. Brett chose the David Payne design "Little Stripper" , being stripped up using Paulowinia and 6oz glass made it extremly light. Ideal for some quiet fishing and easy enough to throw on the back of the camper!
Another two pram dinghys where built, an Oughtred "Granny Pram" and a Chesapeake "Eastport Pram". The Easport Pram is still being built with Sean and Dian coming for two days a week to finish it off, it"ll be a neat little tender for there 30ft river boat.
Robert O'Callaghan and cousin Barry came along to finish off a project that started at Duck Flat around 10 years ago. An 11ft carvel hull dinghy that has had the full treatment. Splined and glassed in Double Bias on the outside and heavily coated with epoxy on the inside. A new centre board and case were made along with the sailing rig designed by Michael Storer, she"ll be good for another 50 years!
What a blast we had this time around and I'd like to thank everyone for coming along. Next year we'll be running another two schools and the possibilty of a 6 month night class which will be exciting.
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10th - 20th of April - Don't Miss Out!