May 29 - 31st, 2009 - Oostende voor Anker, Oostende

Het festival van de authentieke scheepvaart en de Noordzee

Oostende voor Anker

Tessa at Oostende voor Anker2009 Nina at Oostende voor Anker2009 Whaleboat Tessa at Oostende voor Anker2009

May 17th, 2009 - Opendeurdag VTI, Tielt

Presentation open water rowboat

Open water row boat by Whaleboat - sneak preview 1 Open water row boat by Whaleboat - sneak preview 2 Open water row boat by Whaleboat - sneak preview 3

Fitting a new garboard in rowboat

Step 1 - removing the split garboard
Step 2 - sawing and hollowing out the new plank
Step 3 - fitting and final fixing of the new garboard

new garboard step 1 new garboard step 2 new garboard step 3

Aussie Boat Builders

Here a selection from our pictures of boatbuilders we visited in Australia. I would like to thank all these people for their time and dedication to show this crazy belgian around. We had a great time and we hope to be able to return the favor soon.

Pompei's Boatyard Blunt Boatbuilder "Limpy" Boatbuilder


After months of sweaty evenings and horrible cursing, our CNC beauty Ella finally reveals her magnificent lines and soft skin :) Yes yes yes, she is ready for carbon/infusion.
More news on this high-tech topic when we return from Australia.
Go to the Ella gallery for more pictures.

Ella strip planked and glued Ella's strips being faired Ella outer and inner skin almost finished

Perkins overhauling

1. Crank case being removed and ready for reinstalling with new joints
2. Distribution lid removed and ready for checkup
3. Injection fuses removed and ready for testing

Perkins overhauling Perkins overhauling Perkins overhauling

The Nina on the Leie

Cruising on a hot summer day

The birth of a new (Whale)boat - part 3

The model being cut now, we're ready for scanning.
Each of the 10 pieces (this model is scaled 1/10) is scanned and reassembled digitally to form the eventual bodyplan. In the same way, the sideview of the boat is completed, and all this together forms the lineplan which we will use to start building this boat.

new (Whale)boat halfmodel being scanned new (Whale)boat halfmodel being scanned new (Whale)boat halfmodel being scanned
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