Laminating up the new tiller. A tiller was the only bit of gear missing when I bought the boat. I have laminated five alternating layers of white pine and mahogany. This alternating of contrasting colours always varnishes up well.
With the painting of the hull completed the boat is now right side up all and all the hardware is being fitted.
I am happy to see your Starling right way up again; it's so much prettier. I've always loved the look of a laminated tiller. Modern carbon fiber or aluminum just don't have the same appeal to me. You are doing a fine restoration job on old 133.
To record my new post-surgery interests, I've started a new blog: www.estuaryist.blogspot.com. I hope you'll stop by and check it out.
I have visited your very interesting new blog and left a comment.
Thanks for your encouragement. I feel I am getting very close to completion. It's a great time to be finishing with summer coming on with a vengeance.
I agree with you regarding natural materials for boats. A wooden boat beats exotic materials hands down any day in my book - although I do choose some synthetic materials such as synthetic sail material and ropes over canvas sails and manila ropes.
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