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

Restored deck table

The top of this old deck table was too far gone, so I made a new one from pear planks, and coated it with three layers of lineseed oil and four layers of Epifanes boat varnish. I managed to save the original frame, except for some rotten spots which I refitted with new pieces of mahogany.

Restoration deck table

New chapter in restoration project Stella

After drilling out the nailholes, Willy Godderie removed the old putty, and sealed the nails with an anti-corrosion paint. The next step will be filling the holes with an interlux seaming compound.
More to come.

Willy working on the Stella Willy working on the Stella Willy working on the Stella

New rudder for an old(er) boat

1. Optimization of the rudder of one of our displacement hulls: TIG welded stainless steel
2. the wing shape of the rudder is clearly visible
3. old vs new: manoeuvrability should increase with 30%

new rudder new rudder - wing shape new rudder vs old rudder

July 18 - 27th, 2009 - Gentse Feesten, Gent

Gentse Feesten
ROEI-TAXI tijdens de Gentse Feesten!
Bel 0477877237 voor vervoer over water in de Gentse binnenstad.

(Merci voor de foto, u-beir!)

Roei-taxi Whaleboat Gentse Feesten 2009 Roei-taxi Whaleboat Gentse Feesten 2009 Roei-taxi Whaleboat Gentse Feesten 2009 Roei-taxi Whaleboat Gentse Feesten 2009 Roei-taxi Whaleboat Gentse Feesten 2009 - door U-beir

June 28th, 2009 - Leiefestival, Afsnee - Gent

'Bootjeswijding'
Whaleboat being blessed by bishop at Leiefestival

Leiefestival, taking a trip on the river to Astene, Sasfeesten Leiefestival - Nina Leiefestival - Nina
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