We are now one week into the winter trimester. Things have started to settle down and I feel a little less scattered. The skins boats have their gunwales and breast-hooks together, and we are milling the stringers. The shops band-saw ‘went south’ just when we need it, but when the new one is up and running, we will cut out the knees and stems and rip the cedar rib stock.

A finished Chester Yawl

On the kit side, we are gluing the scarfs for the panels/strakes of the boats and the shears and rubs so we have all our full-length pieces before we start stitching things together. These photos are from the Chesapeake Light Craft website. (I assume they won't mind me using them, as I'm giving them free advertising).

This is the Chester Yawl being stitched together.

Sassafras pair