Thursday, February 11, 2016

Building a Lighter for Norfolk Island's cargo

Note: This post continues from earlier Completion of the Lighter's hull
 

Work on the Lighter has now moved to the inside structure and Dean Burrell continues his painstaking handiwork.












Regular posts on the building of the lighter will be uploaded to this blog.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Completion of the Lighter's hull

Note: This post continues from earlier Building the hull



The hull with its clinkers and carvels is now complete and work will commence on the inside of the hull.




The frames have been removed to allow work to commence on the inside of the Lighter



Temporary steps enable access



Work will now commence on this inside of the lighter
 Regular posts on the building of the lighter will be uploaded to this blog.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Building the hull



Note: This post continues from earlier Attaching the clamps to the clinker


Progress on the Lighter is clearly seen from the number of clinkers that have been added to the Lighter. The bow rises toward the keel and the shape of the hull is widening.


Inside the hull, beside the clamps, are some of the 4,000 copper nails which will be used.
When placed, the clinkers are staggered to allow distance between the joins.
A frontal view from bow to stern.
A left hand view from stern to bow.

 

 
 Regular posts on the building of the lighter will be uploaded to this blog.