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Tirrik is complete!

We completed the Tirrik in time for the 2011 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington in early September. The weather was perfect for the festival, so the Tirrik gleamed in the sunlight. We love participating in the … Continue reading

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Update on the construction of the Tirrik

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We got behind on the blog for the Tirrik, and since the boat is now in the painting and varnishing stage, we will just settle for a photo gallery of the progress to date.

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Installing Gunwales and Floors on the Tirrik

The gunwales are on, but not the rub rails. I’ve been shaping the forward breasthook, it’s almost finished. The floors are fitted, but not yet glued in. I halved the spacing, it stiffens the bottom and supports the floorboards better. … Continue reading

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Planking complete on the Tirrik

The sheerstrakes are on, and the outer stems are fitted, but not yet glued. Tomorrow I will start in on the skeg and keel.

Once these boats have their garboards on, planking goes quickly. On all but the smallest boats the planking needs to be scarfed to make up the strakes. Continue reading

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The Tirrik’s centerboard, centerboard trunk and beaching rudder

I’m jumping around a bit in the build sequence to keep the project moving while waiting for the planking material to ship. I have laminated the rudder blade and centerboard from four layers of 6mm okuome. A doorskin pattern from … Continue reading

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Construction begins on a Tirrik, an Iain Oughtred design

We are just getting started on another Tirrik. We built one a few years ago which was partially decked and included a motor well for a small outboard motor. Since we build to a customer’s specifications, this one will be … Continue reading

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