The Longboat

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After what may have seemed like a lull in the ship build (although work was furiously carrying on behind the scenes, I was away for a little while) I have enough information for several posts and pictures of the ongoing build that will hopefully interest those of you following the build. For now, as time is short, I’ll have to leave you with a little taster of what is to come in the following posts and give you an update on progress.

As the autumn, gives way to a cold and rainy British winter, the craftsmen on the Project will be using any ‘rain days’ to work indoors on the Mayflower Longboat. For those of you not familiar with the ship, the Longboat was stored on the centre of the main deck of the Mayflower and was used to ferry crew and passengers to land while the Mayflower was anchored off shore. I’ve included a 3d image of the proposed longboat here for you. (longboat and drawings used with permission of THMP. Original source, Graham Westbrook)

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Also included at the top of the page is an image to give you an idea of where the build is at the current time. The blue lines show the completed sections of the build, Sternpost, deadwood etc. Those of you with a keen eye will have spotted a green circle as well. The circle shows what is currently being worked on. More of that in the next post, but here (thanks to Chris Conway for the pic) is a taster..  Content: James Kelly. Images: HMP

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