Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Boatbuilding the Lark Scow - She's Finished!

Earwigoagin covered the beginning stages of Peter Gilbert's building of the Lark scow and now Peter sends along photos of wrapping up the build, the fitting out, and first sail of Pinky Too.

From this perspective, the photo of the curvaceous deck with white primer looks like a spaceship ready to beam up into the light field.

Racing stripes on the deck. Now that's cool!

Floorboards look to be simple pine lath strips.

Nearly the whole Erieau Lark fleet showed up to get over the final hump of fitting out. Beer included.

Been there, done that! The blind search for the socket while you hold the nut and washer on underdeck bolt.

Sail up. Fittings still piled about the bow. The classic looking sail was made by The Sail Loft Marine Store in Barrie Ontario.

Given the smile on the face, looks like everything is holding together on the first sail of Pinky Too

First race is this weekend, but now, time for the brother build team, Peter and Scott, to enjoy a glass of bubbly and celebrate a job well done. (One of the features of the scow, at least the larger ones, is that one or more can stand comfortably on the bow.)


Alden Smith said...

What a great looking boat - she looks not unlike the Star Ship Enterprise! Good luck to the skipper learning how to handle her at Warp Speed!

I bet she would make a great surfboard as well!

.....And well done on your new main Blog photograph, I think it looks great. It looks like the long and lean yacht is some sort of Scandinavian racing machine, a type called a 30 square meter yacht??

Tweezerman said...

Yes Alden, a 30 sq. meter. In the pantheon of meter classes we have the International's; the 6, 8, and 12 meter and then we have the Scandinavian meter classes, the 22 sq., the 30 sq. and so on I'm not sure what the difference in rule between the two are but the Scandinavian meter classes seem to have very long overhangs with a squat rig more-or-less centered on the boat (with an extreme overlap in the foresail). I find long overhangs very pretty though I will never own such a sailboat.