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New ash oars

Because the owner's old oars were badly delaminated, I made new ones with a solid ash loom and only the blade was glued.
The button is made out of ertalon, with a 25 cm leather.
No delamination with these beauties!

new ash oars for tender new ash oars for tender old spruce and new ash oar

Digging

No, not digging for gold in some old shipwreck, just getting the trailer out, after a stormy day at the beach

Whaleboat beachtrailer

Beachtrailer

Custom made beachtrailer for tender

Whaleboat - Custom made beach trailer Whaleboat - Custom made beach trailer

Whaleboat girls rule in Slag om Gent 2009

Marlies, Elodie and Francine kicking ass on the Leie with an incredible time of 1hour 28min over a distance of 13 km.

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Ella - Stainless steel 316 rowlock fittings handmade in our shop

1. 316 stainless steel rowlock plates to be attached directly to the boat
2. overview of different parts of the rowlocks ready for tig welding
3. flange made on our lathe, will hold the sweep oarlock at the back of the boat

more photos of this boat

316 stainless steel rowlock plates to be attached directly to the boat overview of different parts of the rowlocks ready for tig welding flange made on our lathe, will hold the sweep oarlock at the back of the boat

ROEI-TAXI tijdens de Gentse Feesten

Bel 0477877237 voor vervoer over water in de Gentse binnenstad tijdens de Gentse Feesten.
Max 3 personen, basisprijs is 5 euro.

Meer foto's op onze events pagina

Whaleboat ROEI-TAXI tijdens de Gentse Feesten Whaleboat ROEI-TAXI tijdens de Gentse Feesten

The Whaleboat team at OvA 2009

On Saturday May 29th, 2009 the visitors of Oostende voor Anker were treated to some weird anachronisms in the harbour of Ostend. Watch & enjoy!



Caulking lessons

Mister Louis Pincket visited our workshop this week and he gave a fantastic caulking demonstration. First he explained about the tools and caulking mallet used in this all but forgotten trade. After that he caulked a seam of our restoration project Stella. This live demo was worth more than a thousand books. For this, I thank you, Louis!

 

Mr Louis Piquet caulking the Stella Mr Louis Piquet caulking the Stella

Restoration of woodcore stripplanked tender

This little tender was crushed between some boats, so I repaired the sheerplanks (new mahogany gunwhales with shipjoints) and gave her a complete facelift: new layers of varnish and three coats of two-component highgloss paint.

Restored tender Restored tender
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